“I would prefer to make less money and have more justice,” said Marc Victor, a Chandler defense attorney and criminal law specialist. Victor said he can charge $15,000 for work that his brother, a defense attorney in Massachusetts, can only charge...
An American convert to Islam who the government says took his family on jihad to Somalia and then lied to the F.B.I. was ordered held without bond after a federal judge found sufficient evidence that he had been trained in weapons and bomb making by
The story of Tyrone Brown, sentenced to life in prison in 1990 for violating his probation by smoking a joint, is gaining steam. 16 years after his initial incarceration at the age of 17, Brown is one Texas Governor away from freedom.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that foreign-born prisoners seized as potential terrorists and held in Guantanamo Bay may not challenge their detention in US courts, a key victory for President Bush's anti-terrorism plan.
Despite spending an estimated $80 million, the government was unable to prove that Dr. Sami Al-Arian was a terrorist, yet he remains in prison and his sentence will likely be extended. The abusive imprisonment of this nonviolent Palestinian dissenter
"A lot of people are angry about what kids are doing and what's happening on the Internet," said Parry Aftab, a leading Internet child safety expert. "That's fine. But it is not MySpace's role to raise your child."
U.S. prison doctors have deemed suspected al Qaeda operative Jose Padilla mentally competent to stand trial on terrorism charges, based in part on a review of military interrogation documents that will be turned over to his lawyers, court records sho
The prisoner lived in isolation in a cell with only a steel slab for a bed. At times chained to the floor, deprived of light, sleep and heat. His interrogators injected him with "truth serum" and threatened him with execution. A U.S. citize
A former Houston man has been charged in Texas with teaming with al-Qaeda in the East African country of Somalia to fight the internationally recognized government there and establish an Islamic state.
Judge Walton said he “believed all along in the process that Mr. Libby was going to testify” and that his lawyers were now “playing games with the process.” He ruled that the defense would no longer be able to use some evidence, including something t
Cisneros, 33, was a leadfoot in her 2002 Honda Civic. She wasn't reckless — she just had little respect for speed limits. She'd received photo-enforcement notices in the mail for her speeding — she trashed them. They went away.
[anything for a camera] When prosecutors accused the owners of Ajo Al's of violating the county's health code and sickening diners, it took the restaurateurs 7 months to get their day in court — but only 4 hours for the judge to toss out the
A brief summary of testimony from witnesses in the obstruction and perjury trial of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby
Have you ever faced a pop-up that wouldn't go away? You try clicking it closed and another pops up in less than a nanosecond. You reboot the system. That's a hassle, sure--but chances are, your experience won't land you in jail. But ....
A furniture deliveryman who was shot last month by a Prince George's County homeland security official has recovered to the point where he is able to speak, an attorney for the man said.
The new forensic DNA sampling was authorized by Congress in a little-noticed amendment to a January 2006 renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides protections and assistance for victims of sexual crimes. The amendment permits DNA coll
"It's clear the intent was to get attention by causing fear and unrest that there was a bomb in that location," the prosecutor said. But White-Lief said the only intent was to get people to watch a cartoon.
A federal jury in Chicago acquitted two men yesterday of charges that they were part of a long-running conspiracy to finance Hamas activities in Israel -- marking the latest defeat for the Justice Department in cases involving support for radical Pal
A former New York Times reporter testified today that I. Lewis Libby Jr. disclosed the identity of a C.I.A. agent to her more than two weeks before Mr. Libby has said he learned of the agent’s identity.
Two weeks after a senior Pentagon official suggested that corporations should pressure their law firms stop assiting detainees at Guantanamo Bay, major companies have turned the table on the Pentagon and issued statements supporting the law firms
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a key terrorism charge, the only one carrying a potential life sentence, against alleged al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla. A three-judge panel of the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with federal p
As Fitzgerald's inquiry was heating up into who revealed CIA operative Valerie Plame's name to reporters, Fleischer stepped forward with an offer: Give me immunity from prosecution and I'll give you information that might help your case.
If you have been using the internet for sometime you or someone you know has probably had the unfortunate experience of hitting a web site that installs a piece of software that bombards you with a stream of pop-ups that will just not go away. Other
It's official and final: Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, held in Miami-Dade on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering, will be released from prison on Sept. 9 after completing his sentence.
The transcripts raised questions about the strength of the case against Padilla. On the transcripts, Padilla is not heard discussing any violent acts or terrorist plots, and many of the conversations seem to be harmless.
The state bar has added ethics charges to a complaint filed against the prosecutor who brought sexual assault charges against 3 Duke lacrosse players, accusing him of withholding DNA evidence and misleading the court.
The U.S. Supreme Court, its new chief justice joining the majority, made it clear that juries, not judges, must determine facts that justify harsher prison sentences.
The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and put to death. A terror suspect's defense lawyer cannot reveal classified evidence i
It never occurred to me that four years after being captured (and more than one year after the Supreme Court affirmed their right to hearing and counsel) individuals were still being held without legal representation.
An Army officer cannot try to justify his refusal to report for duty in Iraq by questioning the legality of the war because that is a political issue, a military judge has ruled. [No defense sure makes the gov't. less embarrased.]