A federal judge has refused to throw out the guilty plea of a convicted al-Qaeda supporter who argued that he was illegally spied on through President Bush's controversial warrantless eavesdropping program.
Tulare jury candidates who fail to show are warned that they could be found in contempt of court. If they do not respond, a second letter is sent, warning that a warrant will be issued for their arrest, Hicks says. [read the link for a laugh]
(Hmmm, it will be necessary)The new chief of the FBI's Criminal Division, which is swamped with public corruption cases, says the bureau is ramping up its ability to catch crooked politicians and might run an undercover sting in Congress
Mr. Gonzales said in response to a question at a news conference that there was no political motivation behind the arrests and that the Justice Dept. “played no role in the timing of this program,” [just announcing it] less than a week before the mid
The US SEC is conducting a formal investigation into whether Halliburton made improper payments to government officials in Nigeria in connection with the construction and expansion by TSKJ of a natural gas liquefaction complex in Nigeria.
Lawyers for dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to declare a key part of President Bush's new military trials law unconstitutional. The detainees' lawyers challenged the military's authority to arre
If Marvin Bockting were on trial today, his stepdaughter's accusations that he sexually abused her would not be allowed unless she testified about them in court. But Bockting was convicted in 1988 after 6-year-old Autumn Bockting's statements
The lawyer who divulged President Bush's drunken-driving arrest days before the 2000 election was arrested at gunpoint after he was seen on a highway overpass carrying a toy gun while dressed in an Osama bin Laden costume.
Talk about a cry for help: Timothy J. Bowers robbed a Columbus OH bank of $80, handed the money over to a security guard, and waited for the polic to come and arrest him. In court on October 11, he pleaded guilty and told the judge
The Yemeni man is seeking the help of the US court system to address his complaint that he has been wrongfully imprisoned and treated unfairly by the US government. He filed a legal challenge asserting his rights to contest his detention and requesti
Two Egyptian nationals who pleaded guilty to enslaving a 10-year-old Egyptian girl at their Southern California home, making her work long hours serving their family of seven, were sentenced to short prison terms.
The first person charged under Canada's anti-terrorism act won a partial victory Tuesday when a judge struck down a key portion of the law, ruling that the clause dealing with the definition of the law violates the country's bill of rights.
This week, the FBI announced it's setting up a Regional Computer Forensics Lab in Louisville that will examine digital evidence from law enforcement agencies across Kentucky. "Today almost all crimes ... have digital evidence,"
Attorneys for TV reality star Duane "Dog" Chapman said the Mexican federal court has granted them an order that halts the criminal case against Chapman until further evidence and witness testimony are gathered.
Yousry, a non-Muslim married to a born-again Christian, said the FBI offered him a chance to avoid indictment -- if he would wear a hidden microphone to gather evidence against Stewart and Clark, who was also part of the blind sheik's defense te
In a move seldom seen for less well-connected defendants, federal judge Lake cited a decision in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that makes death, before the appeals process has been exhausted, grounds for throwing out a conviction and dismissing an
Blogger and anarchist Josh Wolf, spending his 57th day in federal prison today for refusing to surrender video he shot of a violent San Francisco protest, is well on his way to becoming the longest-jailed jounalist in US history.
This year they were tried on charges of conspiracy to committ criminal damage, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Last week, after long deliberations, the jury failed to reach a verdict. If I were in government, I would be worried.
In a jail cell at an immigration detention center in Arizona sits a man who is not charged with a crime, not suspected of a crime, not considered a danger to society. But he has been in custody for five years.
"Shorbagi provided the support through donations to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development knowing that some or all of the money was in fact destined for Hamas," a Justice Department statement said.
The Navy lawyer who led a successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush adminstration's military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay has been passed over for promotion and will have to leave the military, the Miami Herald reported
California's Attorney General sought felony indictments against five people in the Hewlett-Packard snooping scandal — including former chairman Patricia Dunn. Filed criminal complaints against Dunn, former HP lawyer Kevin Hunsaker and private inv
Attorneys for 25 men being held in Afghanistan launched a pre-emptive strike Monday against President Bush's plan to prosecute and interrogate terror suspects. Court documents filed Monday demand that the men be released or charged
A federal judge in Idaho has ruled that former attorney general John D. Ashcroft can be held personally responsible for the wrongful detention of a U.S. citizen arrested as a "material witness" in a terrorism case.
After a local jury found a store owner not guilty of selling drug paraphenalia, the county attorney's office filed a civil forfeiture action with the federal district court. Judge Michael N. Deegan ignored the jury's ruling and found the merc
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