A new round of DNA tests that death penalty opponents believed might finally prove that an innocent man was executed in the US confirmed instead that Roger Keith Coleman was guilty when he went to the electric chair in 1992.
Young Canadian Omar Khadr, who was detained in Afghanistan when he was only 15 for allegedly killing a US soldier in July 2002, and Yemeni national Ali Hamza Ahmad al-Bahlul, a suspected al-Qaeda propaganda specialist, are expected to face preliminar
Links to a three part story on childhood forced prostitution rings in Toledo, Ohio. Toledo has supplied the product—girls as young as 12, for a national demand, sometimes kidnapped, always sold for sex
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 55 year mandatory sentence of 27 year old Weldon Angelos, who had no prior felony convictions. Angelos was in possession of a gun, that he neither brandished, used nor displayed, when he conducted 3 marij
Current DNA testing illustrates the potential for the state to kill the innocent.
The Arizona Supreme Court say it takes too long for DUI cases to get resolved. Defense attorneys will now have less time to obtain records and interview experts for both sides. Requiring defendants to appear at each court date encourages them to give
A Texas prosecutor issued subpoenas Thursday for records of a contribution to a nonprofit organization linked to Rep. Tom DeLay and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The United States wants to develop a high-security prison in Afghanistan to hold terrorism suspects, including some transferred from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba
What set Abramoff apart from legitimate Washington power brokers was his willingness to exploit an extensive network of Capitol Hill contacts - from well-positioned congressional staffers to members of the Republican leadership - regardless of the ru
The Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to let the military transfer accused "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla to Miami to face criminal charges in at least a temporary victory for the Bush administration.
Officials at the lawfirm that employed indicted conservative lobbyist Jack Abramoff may have misled in public statements when speaking about what they knew about his role in a massive lobbying scandal and when they knew it
Jack Abramoff and Grover Norquist Billing Clients for Face Time with G.W. Bush
In just the two days since Abramoff pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington to three federal felonies, more than 40 elected federal officials have given up Abramoff donations, joining a dozen who did so last year.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert became the latest lawmaker to dump campaign contributions from clients of high-flying lobbyist Jack Abramoff, giving about $70,000 to charity.
Rep. J.D. Hayworth reversed himself, at least partly, on Wednesday by announcing that he will donate $2,250 in personal campaign contributions received directly from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to the Salvation Army's Katrina Disaster Fund.
The Justice Department will seek dismissal of lawsuits from more than 300 Guantanamo Bay detainees fighting the legality of their confinement, using a new law that sharply limits existing challenges. Won broad support only after it had been altered s
Abramoff forms a group called the "Capital Athletic Foundation." The group appears to play a key role in the Abramoff scandal:
A onetime chairman of College Republicans -- a close ally of such party luminaries as Tom DeLay, Ralph Reed and Grover Norquist -- Mr. Abramoff says he has information that could implicate 60 lawmakers.
Scanlon was implicated in the Abramoff scandal by his former thirtysomething fiancee, Emily J. Miller, whom he met in the late 1990s while working as communications director for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX)
Embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, agreeing to cooperate in an influence-peddling investigation that threatens powerful members of Congress.
A German youth who arrived in Pakistan to pursue religious studies has been held in the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba by the US authorities for almost four years without trial. Murat Kurnaz, 23, was arrested in Pakistan soon after his arrival in the
A young federal prosecutor who was revealed as the author of a spicy blog about the judiciary is leaving the inner circle. David Lat, who had been the anonymous writer of "Underneath Their Robes," left his job as an assistant U.S. attorney
Prosecutors denied any attempt to avoid the Supreme Court and said they had narrowed the charges against Padilla because elaborating on the original allegations would compromise intelligence "sources or methods. There is nothing remotely siniste
Defence lawyers in several terrorism cases in the US are planning to appeal against the convictions of their clients on the ground that evidence may have been garnered from illegal wiretapping by a federal government surveillance agency.
South Koreans may look at their mobile phones with some trepidation in the new year because prosecutors will start telling people they have been indicted via text messages, an official said Monday.
Walter Mann was jailed for more than a year without ever seeing a lawyer as he waited for a repeatedly postponed court hearing, gaining release only after a cellmate told an attorney about the case. Released after 15 months - more than twice the time
As a small start-up company in Massachusetts sought to become a major player in the business of homeland security, it hired a lobbyist and attended a fundraiser for one of the most powerful members of Congress.
In a case that could have far-reaching implications for the prosecution of terrorists interrogated by foreign governments, the judge told Israeli security forces to turn over documents which could support the man's claim that his statements were
Prosecutors in Washington have been sifting through evidence of what they believe is a corruption scheme involving at least 12 lawmakers and their staff members, many of whom worked closely on legislation with Mr. Abramoff and accepted gifts a
Former Goldman Sachs Chairman John Whitehead said New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer threatened him during an April phone call for writing an opinion piece critical of Spitzer and his attacks against prominent insurance executive Maurice "H