Keene, NH resident and Free State Project participant Russel Kanning is on a mission. Wearing overalls, a straw hat and carrying a pitchfork, the 35-year old libetarian activist is out to expel the Federal Government from his city.
"If we are still part of the United States and if the Constitution still means something, then why is the criminal justice system 11 months after Hurricane Katrina still in shambles?" he said in an emergency order. "It is a pathetic
A 3-judge panel ordered a trial judge to ensure that Democratic Rep. William Jefferson be given copies of seized evidence. Jefferson must be given the opportunity to invoke legislative privilege claims in private with the trial judge before investiga
[Couldn't happen to a bunch of nicer guys.] Threats against federal judges and other court employees have reached record numbers, the U.S. Marshals Service says. The number of threats in fiscal year 2005 increased 63% from 2003. Marshals investig
[A certain poetic justice.] An animal-rights activist awaiting sentencing on convictions related to disruption of a mountain-lion hunt has been charged with possessing the feathers of a golden eagle and other protected birds.
The security guard was initially hailed as a hero for spotting a suspicious backpack in a park and moving people out of harm's way just before a bomb exploded during a concert at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Then the media [the government, lackeys!]
Days after hurricane Katrina hit, Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans looked more like a battle zone than a hospital. In those desperate conditions a doctor and 2 nurses administered lethal doses of drugs to 4 elderly patients they claimed might n
To Louisiana's attorney general, the doctor and 2 nurses arrested this week are murderers. But many in the medical community are outraged at the arrests, saying the caregivers are heroes who faced unimaginable horrors as Hurricane Katrina flooded
A judge ruled Friday that a 16-year-old boy fighting to use alternative treatment for his cancer must report to a hospital by Tuesday and accept treatment that doctors deem necessary, the family's attorney said.
Special prosecutors investigating allegations that police tortured nearly 150 black suspects in the 1970s and '80s said they found evidence of abuse, but any crimes are now too old to prosecute.
An offshore sports-betting operation targeted by U.S. prosecutors shut down its Web site Tuesday night, a day after a federal judge ordered the company to stop letting Americans place wagers. The company's founder, Gary Stephen Kaplan, the bigges
A doctor and two nurses who worked through the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina were arrested on suspicion of murder and accused of giving deadly drug injections to four desperately ill patients trapped in the flooded-out hospital.
Prosecutors are not required to tell a man accused of serving as a "sleeper agent" for ousted dictator Saddam Hussein whether the National Security Agency has tapped his phone, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallme
The verdict could be interpreted as a form of jury nullification, where jurors ignore facts or disregard laws they view as unjust, Assistant State Attorney Bill Gladson said.
The Bush administration and Congress are struggling to resolve three election-year issues that color U.S. and international perceptions of the war on terror: detainee treatment, military tribunals and government eavesdropping. The biggest progress
Human Rights advocates see discrepancies between the official US Government account and a non-government organization (NGO) “shadow report,” and cite disturbing examples of human rights abuses that have gone unchecked within the US and unreported by
Amid tight security, alleged al-Qaeda operative José Padilla is being permitted to view U.S. government secrets in advance of his trial on charges of conspiring to wage and support international terrorism. Under a federal judge's order, Padill
To the government, he is an al Qaeda "sleeper" agent sent to the US by Osama bin Laden to help sow more terror after the 9/11 attacks. As his lawyers and human rights groups see it he is just one more victim of the many indefinite and seemi
A lawyer for a former US soldier charged with killing a family of four in Iraq and raping one of them asked a judge for a gag order preventing officials from President Bush on down from commenting on the case. Without that, a court filing said, 21
A boy convicted as an adult of stabbing a playmate to death when he was 12 years old was sentenced Monday to the maximum 26 years in prison. A jury convicted Evan Savoie, now 15, of first-degree murder for the 2003 stabbing death of 13-year-old Cr
The Witch of Pungo is no longer a witch. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine on Monday gave an informal pardon to Grace Sherwood, who 300 years ago became Virginia's only person convicted as a witch tried by water. "I am pleased to officially restore t
[This will never go to trial.] U.S. investigators have asked Iraqi authorities to help them navigate cultural sensitivities to exhume the body of a teenager allegedly raped and murdered with her family by American soldiers, a military official said.
An 82-year-old woman who was given a jaywalking ticket for taking too long to cross a busy street had her $114 fine waived by a court commissioner. [Note: She was still found guilty; the King's men never error.]
Britain approved the extradition a computer expert accused by the United States of perpetrating the world's "biggest military hack of all time." McKinnon, who could face up to 70 years in jail and fines of up to $1.75 million, said he w
Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh has been cleared of wrongdoing following his detention at a Florida airport last month when agents found a bottle of Viagra in his luggage that was not prescribed in his name, authorities said.
Government officials described them after their arrest last month as "homegrown terrorists" but said they posed no real threat because they had no actual al Qaeda contacts, no weapons and no means of carrying out attacks.
The former head of Florida's troubled prison system and a regional director were charged on Wednesday with receiving $130,000 in kickbacks from a prison canteen operator. Eight others were also charged. James Crosby, former secretary of the F
Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay's autopsy showed he died of coronary artery disease and found no evidence of foul play, said a forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy, said. "There was no evidence of foul play," Dr. Rob Kurtzman
David Race Bannon claims to have been an assassin working for Interpol to eliminate child pornographers. Now he has been arrested by the U.S. government. Is it an elaborate fantasy, or payback for exposing Interpol's secret world?
Prosecutors on Thursday agreed to withdraw a petition calling for court supervision for a 17-year-old who flew to the Middle East to be with a man she met on MySpace.com. The decision was part of an agreement reached between Katherine Lester, her