Former Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, sentenced to almost 6 years in prison for his fraudulent purchase of a South Florida gambling fleet, can receive a reduced sentence if he continues to assist prosecutors in a far-reaching Washington
A new requirement that federal judges promptly tell the public about their expense-paid trips has so far produced no disclosures, a judicial ethics watchdog group said. [King's men]
About five months before Yang's departure, her office had opened an investigation into ties between Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., and a lobbyist. Gibson Dunn, the firm that hired her, is also the firm where Lewis' legal team works, but governme
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Senate committee on Thursday authorized subpoenas for White House political adviser Karl Rove and others to testify under oath about the firings of U.S. attorneys.
A lawsuit filed in US District Court on Feb 23, 2007, states that three Connecticut State Marshals recruited civilians to participate in the arrest of hundreds of residents. Over the 2 to 3 year period, State Marshals John Barbieri, Brian Hobart, an
A drunk Chicago cop who pummeled a female bartender for refusing to serve him alcohol was initially only charged with misdemeanor assault by his buddies in the police department. When the video went public, the prosecuting attorney bumped the charges
2 weeks after Arizona U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton was ordered to give up his post, he sent an e-mail to a top Justice Dept. official asking how to handle questions his ouster was connected to his investigation of Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz.
The judges did not explicitly express those statements in their ruling, but that is the implication. The case involved a woman whose life, according to her doctor, can only be preserved with medical marijuana. The judges ruled that the federal gove
When a 60-year-old man spat on the sidewalk, his DNA became as public as if he had been advertising it across his chest. Police officers secretly following Leon Chatt last August collected the saliva — loaded with Chatt's unique genetic makeup
TERROR suspect David Hicks was left frightened and confused after being forcibly sedated at Guantanamo Bay last month then told of new charges prosecutors wanted to bring against him, his military defence lawyer, Major Michael Mori, says.
So while the federal government was indicting one business for breaking federal obscenity laws, the government itself was breaking those same laws just a few miles away, in order to recoup federal taxes owed by a rival store.
When one intruder attempted to draw a revolver, Daniels fired four times. Both men fled in a van parked nearby. Boyd County Sheriff Terry Keelin said a grand jury would decide if Daniels would be charged.
John Coffin won't spend any more time in jail for beating up two sheriff's deputies inside his house, striking one in the head with a Taser gun he took from the other. Judge De Furia ruled Coffin, 56, had a right to defend his family and prop
The drug war stopped being about smoking weed a long, long time ago. Today, it quite literally has become about whether or not we're comfortable with letting the government kill its citizens in the name of promoting virtue.
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has gotten national attention for his views about what justice is. Criminal Defense attorney Marc Victor highlights one of his cases that exposes Andrews Thomas' mind and explains Maricopa's futur
I’m taking some time out from the many things I got to do today setting up the HQ to share some 3 important bits of news…
The chief aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned in the wake of revelations about his role in the ouster of eight U.S. attorneys. Kyle Sampson may be called to testify by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who are demanding
A high-ranking police ballistics expert who testified in courts throughout Maryland and neighboring states killed himself after being confronted with evidence he lied about his credentials - a revelation that could force new trials for some of the hu
A videotape showing Pentagon officials' final interrogation of al-Qaida suspect Jose Padilla is missing, raising questions about whether federal prosecutors have lost other recordings and evidence in the case.
Federal prosecutors want to gag an indicted former Washington, DC madam who has recently threatened to go public with details about her former customers. In a motion filed Monday in US District Court, investigators are seeking
A question occupied the jurors in the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby as they sat through 14 days of testimony and deliberated for 10 more days: Why is Libby the only person on trial? [We wondered that too.]
If you want to know why and how the vice president's chief of staff came to be convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice and now faces up to 20 or so years in jail and a hefty fine, then let's go back to the winter of 2005, when prosecu
WHAT THE JURY THOUGHT, DAY BY DAY, WITNESS BY WITNESS, AT THE SCOOTER LIBBY TRIAL.
BY DENIS COLLINS, JUROR #9
The prosecutor, Col. Morris D. Davis, said that the lawyer, Maj. Michael Mori of the US Marine Corps, should not be making public appearances in Australia in uniform on behalf of his client, and that he faced prosecution for his remarks.
After being held for five years without a trial and being originally charged with conspiracy to commit murder and engage in acts of terrorism, attempted murder and aiding the enemy, Hick was charged with a single count of providing material support f
Some of the Guantanamo prisoners have been unlawfully detained for more than five years and deserve at least a hearing on their challenge to their confinement, their attorneys said in an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Federal and local law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting in Prince George's County that critically injured a prominet intelligence expert who specializes in the former Soviet Union. Paul Joyal, 53, was shot Thursday
A lot of people have languished in New Orleans jails for a year and a half without seeing a lawyer, judge or the inside of a courtroom.
The Bush administration vehemently deny that Padilla was mistreated, and the Judge said her decision on competency should not be read as a ruling on those claims. "That discussion is for another day," she said. [that never comes]
A federal judge in terrorism suspect Jose Padilla's competency hearing refused to admit into evidence a purported Al Qaeda training manual that prosecutors said advised captured terrorists to refuse to cooperate with attorneys and to allege they