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Criminal Justice System

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AP

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

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Lawyers and Settlements

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

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Miami Herald

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

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myfoxchicago.com

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

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AP

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

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theagitator.com

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.

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AP

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.

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NY Times

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.

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Smoking Gun

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

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by Juston Raimondo (AntiWar)

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

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TPMuckracker

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

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Washington Post

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

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AP

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]

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The Inquirer

A Canadian hacker broke into the judge's Irvine home computer and discovered sexually explicit images of young boys and a diary that revealed Kline's fantasies involving young boys. A subsequent police search of the Judge's court computer