A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prison officials can ban most newspapers, magazines and photographs for the most violent and disruptive inmates without violating their free-speech rights. By a 6-2 vote, the high court upheld the policy ado
The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Bush overstepped his powers and breached the Geneva Conventions by setting up special war crime tribunals for "war on terror" suspects. Consequences for the Guantanamo Bay prison camp where abou
Luciano Arriaga Jr. was born defiant. Falsely arrested by a nerve-frayed cop, he'd sooner take a chance on resuming his 10-year prison sentence than accept a plea bargain.
A former judge was convicted of exposing himself by using a sexual device while he presided over court cases. A Creek County jury found Donald Thompson, 59, guilty on four counts of indecent exposure and recommended one year in prison and a $10,00
Critics are voicing concern about the FBI’s use of informants, methodology, and alleged pattern of entrapment in relation to the arrests last week of seven Miami men for having allegedly plotted to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and federal build
Serving on the jury in an indecent-exposure trial unfolding in Oklahoma has been a giggle-inducing experience. Judge Donald Thompson is on trial on charges he used a penis pump on himself in the courtroom while sitting in judgment of others.
Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a South Korean lobbyist accused of acting as a unregistered foreign agent of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in the U.N. oil-for-food program. Tongsun Park, 71, is accused of accepting millions
An FBI agent in one of the bureau's most celebrated corruption stings was tossed from the case after federal prosecutors learned that the agent and other investigators failed to disclose misconduct by informers, including the sexual abuse of an u
The FBI has arrested seven people in the US city of Miami who were planning to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and other targets, officials say. The arrests were made in the poor Liberty City area of north Miami, officials said, but no weaponry
The FBI's mistakes in the investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui extended from headquarters officials who dismissed the threat posed by the al Qaeda operative down to the field agents and even a prominent FBI whistle-blower
A guard started a gunfight inside a federal prison as FBI agents tried to arrest him and 5 others on charges they traded alcohol and pot for sex with female prisoners. When the shooting was over, 2 people were dead and another was wounded.
Authorities filed a runaway juvenile petition against a Michigan teenager who flew to the Middle East to be with a man she met on the MySpace.com Internet site. The paperwork was filed in Tuscola County Family Court against Katherine Lester of Gilfor
As firefighters searched for survivors after the Sept 11 attacks, heat from the World Trade Center's smoldering ruins burned the soles off their boots. They needed new ones every few hours, and Chris Christopherson made sure they got them.
A nanny who was arrested after police viewed hidden camera video recordings that appeared to show her shaking a 5-month-old baby is suing the recording system's manufacturer. Spent 2 years awaiting trial before prosecutors dropped the case becaus
Lower blood-alcohol limits, combined with pressure tactics pushing for intensified police scrutiny and outright jackboot oppression, have turned thousands of regular Joes and Sues into .08 Felons.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the nation's death row inmates can file last-minute challenges to lethal injection after they've exhausted their regular appeals.
“There’s no doubt that can be useful for defense attorneys,” Chandler defense attorney Marc Victor said. “Especially in situations involving traffic stops.”
A third-grade teacher at a Muslim school in Maryland traveled to Pakistan shortly after the 9/11 attacks, trained with a terrorist organization there and later served as chauffeur for one of that group's leaders during his U.S. travels, prosecuto
Photo radar was a bad idea that’s grown decidedly worse. Flying under the false banner of policing our cluttered roads against a so called rash of frustrated speeders and red light runners, they’re really nothing more than a way of extorting piles of
A Chatsworth, California film production company and a Tempe, Arizona video distributor and retailer, along with three owners of the businesses, have been charged by a federal grand jury in Phoenix, Arizona, with operating an obscenity distribution b
He fought the law - and the verdict’s still out. Not as catchy as the classic song, but it does capture an East Valley man’s plight a bit more accurately.
Amid the carnage that surrounded Enron's collapse, 1 player in the drama remained remarkably unscathed: Vinson & Elkins, the giant Houston law firm that played a central role advising the company throughout its spectacular rise and fall.
Trying to sell his 1968 Mustang online, John Schaefer received what appeared to be a firm offer from an overseas classic-car dealer. The buyer sent Schaefer a check for $14,000 even though Schaefer was asking only $8,000. The buyer said the extra mon
Earlier today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics received notice from the Federal Election Commission indicating the FEC found that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's 2000 Senate campaign committee violated federal campaign finance laws.
The FBI on Friday dismissed criticism investigators were wasting money by tearing up a Michigan horse farm in a search for the body of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa. The FBI has rolled out cadaver dogs, ground-piercing radar, heavy equipment, archaeolo
A man accused of operating one of the largest Ponzi schemes in US history was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday. The federal judge imposed the maximum sentence on James Lewis Jr. for running a $311 million scheme (Actually Social Security is th
House Speaker Dennis Hastert(R-ill) told President Bush yesterday that he is concerned the FBI's raid on Rep. William Jefferson's (D-LA) congressional office over the weekend was a direct violation of the Constituion. (Really, and what about
Paul Gordon Fatta, who was just released after spending 13 years for his "part" in the Waco Fiasco. Also appearing is his attorney, Mike DeGuerin. (His Brother Dick was Koresh's attorney, and is Tom Delay's attorney)
In this video, Clint Van Zandt, who is a former FBI profiler, comments on Paul Gordon Fatta's comment. This guy is a gem.
Osama bin Laden said Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person convicted in a US court for the 9/11 attacks, had nothing to do with the operations. Bin Laden said he had personally assigned tasks to the 19 hijackers who staged the attacks on US cities wh