Closing arguments were given in the case of a Pakistani accused of aiding al Qaeda, with the prosecution and defense debating whether prolonged questioning by FBI agents produced a false confession by the accused man.
It was only after a jury convicted two men of supporting terrorism that the flimsiness of the government's case became clear. As hidden evidence spilled out and the Justice Department abandoned the effort, federal investigators began to wonder wh
Scanlon, a former aide to Representative Tom DeLay, is scheduled to appear today in U.S. District Court to present a plea bargain with the Justice Department likely to lead to his cooperation with investigators. Ratchet up the pressure on Abramoff, R
Germany marked the 60th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials on Sunday with a ceremony in the oak-paneled courtroom where World War Two allies came together to prosecute Nazi leaders.
Nicolas Carranza, 72, failed to stop crimes against humanity when he was a top commander of El Salvador's security forces, the US jury found Friday. He was held responsible in civil claims by Alvarado and three others who said they were tortured
A soldier convicted of murdering unarmed Iraqis testified that he falsely implicated his platoon leader in one of the slayings so that he could get a lighter prison sentence.
A Florida law firm's television advertisement featuring a pit bull, a dog breed known for its aggression, is misleading and an affront to the legal profession, the Florida Supreme Court ruled.
Nearly three dozen members of Congress, including leaders from both parties, pressed the government to block a Louisiana Indian tribe from opening a casino while the lawmakers collected large donations from rival tribes and their lobbyist, Jack Abram
Republicans in the U.S. Congress said they were moving ahead with legislation that would speed up executions in the United States by limiting the ability of those sentenced to death to appeal to federal courts.
The federal charge against three Chinese immigrants — failing to register as foreign agents — is a far cry from what investigators first alleged: a broad plot to steal secrets behind U.S. warship technology.
For the second time, a federal judge has stopped the Pentagon from holding a war-crimes trial at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba -- this time in the case of an Australian captive accused of fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
- A federal jury began deliberations on Tuesday in the terrorism trial of a former Florida professor and three fellow Palestinians accused of funding a banned Islamic group.
A New Orleans judge on Monday ordered the release of two people arrested before Hurricane Katrina but never charged and threatened to free 21 other suspects this week if the city's crippled criminal justice system does not get moving.
Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito boasted about his work arguing that "the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion" while trying to get a job in the Reagan administration as a deputy assistant attorney general, according to do
The United States plans to resume the war crimes trial of an Australian Guantanamo Bay prisoner this week without waiting for a Supreme Court ruling on the legality of these military tribunals.
The ranks of people sentenced to death and the number executed declined in 2004 as the nation's death row population kept shrinking, the government reported.
The justices questioned whether the disabilities act imposed a costly burden on the states and expressed concern that prisoners might sue over access to television in lounges.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson held the reporters in contempt of court for refusing to identify their sources for stories about Lee, who in 1999 was suspected of spying while he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
D.C. police are routinely arresting people for drunken driving, despite the fact that their breathalyzer tests score below the widely-accepted legal alcohol limit of .08%. Those arrested hadn't done anything, yet they were cuffed and hauled away,
A U.S. federal judge denied a new trial for a man convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, but said government "incompetence" denied the man, said to be Osama bin Laden's personal secretary, some of his rights.
Lawyers for 12 sex criminals who are being held in mental hospitals under order of the Governor, after their prison sentences ended complained to a judge that the state is holding them illegally.
In the predawn hours, local police and state troopers, overdressed in SWAT-team regalia, roused 47 men and women from their homes in Tulia, hauled them (half dressed, their hair still uncombed) before news cameras, and charged them with dealing drugs
One almost suspects that such legal proceedings are little more than the regime’s proven method of diverting attention away from its greatest criminals and their greatest crimes.
Do you want to detect a liar? Looking into someone's stomach directly and forget about heart and eyes.
A jury ruled Wednesday that the Port Authority was negligent in the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 — a long-awaited legal victory for victims of an attack that killed six people and wounded 1,000.
Federal judge Gerald Lee denied a request by a U.S. citizen, who has been charged with plotting to kill President Bush, to throw out confessions he signed while in Saudi custody where he claims he was tortured. Lee said he would explain his ruling at
Child-welfare authorities seized a newborn from a hospital Friday and placed the baby in a foster home because his father is a convicted sex offender 20 years ago.
Held for years under legislation that permits authorities to detain and deport terrorist suspects without revealing the detailed intelligence used to build the government prosecutor's case.
They tried to grab him again, and Saddam struggled to free himself. Saddam and the guards shoved each other and yelled for about a minute.
LAFAYETTE, Calif. Oct 17, 2005 — Defense attorney and TV legal pundit Daniel Horowitz found his wife's lifeless body in the entryway of the couple's home a death that is being investigated as a homicide.