THERE'S A RANCID odor escaping from the cracks in the Jose Padilla case. Padilla is the American citizen arrested in Chicago and declared by President Bush to be an "enemy combatant." He was then kept for nearly two years in a South Car
The stomach flutter starts as a cop strolls up, or a patrol car flashes its lights, or two officers stand atop the escalator at the Jamaica Center in Queens and run their eyes over the subway riders. "I see a cop and I can't help it -- I fee
[I'm so shocked!] A federal judge upheld the Bush administration's new terrorism law, agreeing that Guantanamo Bay detainees do not have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts. [Now it is your turn.]
Under the revisions, federal prosecutors will no longer have blanket authority to ask routinely that a company under investigation waive the confidentiality of its legal communications or risk being indicted. Instead, they will need written approval
GOP Rep. Walter Jones wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the district attorney prosecuting three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape has violated their civil rights.
2 remarkable developments highlight the extent to which the US has become the land of mass incarceration. First, the Supreme Court denied the appeal of Weldon Angelos who got 55 years for a first-time marijuana offense.
Tough sentencing laws, record numbers of drug offenders and high crime rates have contributed to the United States having the largest prison population and the highest rate of incarceration in the world, according to criminal justice experts.
The ninja wants an apology — and he’ll go all the way to the White House to get it. Jeremiah Ransom, a junior from Macon, has received no response to a letter he sent to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives requesting a formal
Federal prosecutors asked a judge to prevent Jose Padilla's defense attorneys from questioning Defense Department officials or obtaining documents about his treatment during 3 1/2 years in military custody as an "enemy combatant."
A federal judge appeared reluctant to give Donald Rumsfeld immunity from torture allegations, yet it would be unprecedented for the defense secretary to face civil trial. Men were beaten, suspended upside down from the ceiling by chains, urinated on,
The court has taken about 40 percent fewer cases so far this term than last. It now faces noticeable gaps in its calendar. The number of cases the court decided with signed opinions last term, 69, was the lowest since 1953.
Truth in Justice educates about the vulnerabilities in the US criminal justice system that makes criminal conviction of wholly innocent persons possible. By "wholly innocent," we mean a person who had absolutely no part in the crime chargedEntered By: Powell Gammill
Police and prosecutors are worried that a Web site claiming to identify more than 4,000 informants and undercover agents will cripple investigations and hang targets on witnesses.
A record 7 million people - or one in every 32 American adults - were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of last year, according to the Justice Department. Of those, 2.2 million were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7 percent over
The U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be closed. Its continued existence is unfair to the individuals held there, and of negative benefit to the United States. Why exactly should it be closed? Here are four good reasons.
Former Attorney General Janet Reno and seven other former Justice Department officials filed court papers arguing that the Bush administration is setting a dangerous precedent by trying a suspected terrorist outside the court system.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers flew to Saudi Arabia to reassure government officials there that Homaidan Al-Turki was treated fairly when he was convicted of sexually abusing an Indonesian nanny held a virtual captive in his Aurora home.
48 lawsuits against the nation's largest telecommunications companies for alleged participation in a warrantless government surveillance program had their first day all together in court Friday, in a courtroom packed with more than 2 dozen lawyer
The US kangaroo court trial and conviction of Dr. Rafil Dhafir for his "crime of compassion."
A foreign student who was swept up in an FBI dragnet after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was acquitted of lying to a grand jury to obscure his connections to two of the hijackers.
Thanks to a terrific opinion by Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski. Kozinksi dispensed with the immunity claims of officers who violently invaded a woman's home, subdued her at gunpoint, and terrorized her.
[not hurting anyone] More than two dozen people, including a professional baseball scout and a high-stakes poker player, were charged Wednesday in connection with a billion-dollar-a-year gambling ring that rivaled casino sports books.
The case of suspected Al Qaeda sympathizer Jose Padilla is raising fundamental questions about whether a US citizen's harsh treatment - and torture - while in US military custody should prevent his later prosecution in the criminal-justice system
Thomas Connolly, a one-time Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is counting on a jury to clear him of charges that he threatened a South Portland(ME) police officer with a toy assault rifle while dressed as Osama bin Laden on Halloween. (Maybe V can
A campaign for sheriff usually focuses on who would be the best candidate to fight crime. In Polk County, N.C., voters have elected a new sheriff who faces charges of raping two girls more than 15 years ago.
Lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney and his indicted former chief of staff, I Lewis "Scooter" Libby have filed motions in federal court asking a judge to dismiss a civil complaint against them filed by former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and
As convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff reported to federal prison, a source close to the investigation told ABC News that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) was one of the members of Congress Abramoff had allegedly implicated in his cooperation with federal prosecu
The Bush administration said that Guantanamo prisoners have no constitutional right to challenge their detention before U.S. federal judges, and the lawsuits by hundreds of detainees must be dismissed.
Efforts to curb judges' independence suffered some Election Day setbacks, but supporters pledged to keep fighting against a judiciary they say has lost touch with America.
New legal documents, to be filed next week with Germany's top prosecutor, will seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of Rumseld, along with Attorney General Alberto Gonzaless, former CIA director George Tenet and other