The federal judge then presiding over Mr. Padilla's criminal case in Miami refused to permit further inquiry into the torture allegation, and instead ordered Padilla's lawyers not to raise the issue during trial. The difference between Mr. Mo
What the Judge WON'T tell you about being a Juror. Your Rights, and Duties. You ARE above the Law.
We should all appreciate Sen. Larry Craig’s post-conviction claim of innocence. At long last we have a member of the US Senate who has acknowledged the phenomenon of the false guilty plea, the pervasiveness of wrongful conviction itself. Better yet,
The prosecutor who led the now-discredited rape case against 3 Duke University lacrosse players was held in criminal contempt of court for lying to a judge when pursuing charges against the athletes. He had faced as many as 30 days, but was sentence
The Daily Breeze article about a Rolling Hills Estates resident sentenced to six months in county jail for building on his property without permits has sparked a fierce backlash and a tidal wave of national and media attention.[Roaches hate the light
[You've been Jewelled now in our lexicon.] Richard Jewell, the former security guard who was wrongly linked [by FBI leak] to the 1996 Olympic bombing and then waged a decade-long battle with news organizations to defend his reputation, died Wedne
Wearing a crisp military uniform, former Panamanian(and CIA asset) Manuel Antonio Noriega appeared before a federal magistrate Tuesday, asking that he be allowed to return next month to the country he ruled and menaced in the 1980's.
Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct stemming from his June arrest by an undercover police officer in a men's restroom. He was serving as a Senate liaison for the Romney campaign since February, but resigned as
Bush will likely nominate Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to the position, senior administration officials said. Chertoff has headed Homeland Security since 2005. He served as a federal appellate court judge, a federal prosecutor and as
After a bloody raid by American military forces on an enemy camp in Rawah, Iraq, on June 11, 2003, a Defense Department report took inventory. Eighty suspected terrorists killed. An enormous weapons cache recovered. And, in what the report called “po
Flagstaff man who sells anti-war T-shirts with the names of service members killed in Iraq may escape criminal prosecution under a state law that legislators hoped would block his activities. The criminal portion of a law passed earlier this year
In Vick's written plea agreement filed in federal court Friday, he admitted helping kill six to eight pit bulls and supplying money for gambling on the fights. He said he did not personally place any bets or share in any winnings.
Private Criminal Investigators Ted L. Gunderson and Clarence Malcolm execute formal criminal charges against discovered felons in the mainstream media. ESTABLISHED MEDIA IS FORMALLY ACCUSED OF FELONY RICO AND CONSPIRACY against Dr. Ron Paul
The pudgy, pasty, and exceedingly creepy founder of 'Perverted Justice', the online vigilante group that NBC News pays to lure in gap-toothed perverts for Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator," narrowly escaped a taste of his own
While Washington was preoccupied last week with expanding the executive branch's warrantless surveillance powers, Jane Mayer's latest article (featured in the Aug. 13 issue of The New Yorker) offered a chilling reminder of how the current adm
José Padilla's conviction on terrorism charges was a victory, not for justice, but for the Justice Department's theory that a U.S. citizen can be convicted, not for committing a terrorist act but for allegedly harboring aspirations to commit
[Why Rove quit.] Top Commerce and Treasury Departments officials appeared with Republican candidates and doled out millions in federal money in battleground congressional districts and states after receiving White House political briefings detailing
The New York Times actually painted the conviction of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as "a significant victory for the Bush administration." If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. But that doesn’t
An Israeli intelligence agent whose earlier testimony linked a US-based Islamic charity to Hamas acknowledged Thursday that none of the overseas charities it supported has appeared among hundreds of names on US government terrorist lists.
Texas oilman David Chalmers and two companies he owns pleaded guilty to paying millions of dollars in secret kickbacks to Iraq in connection with the United Nations oil-for-food program. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, just weeks b
Steven Seagal, whose action movies once were major box-office attractions, believes false allegations by FBI agents ruined his career. An investigation begun some 5 years ago by the FBI into accusations he intimidated a reporter and had mob ties
In 1951, psychiatrist Joost Meerloo coined the term "menticide" to describe the kind of systematic psychological violence that the Chinese inflicted upon American POWs during the Korean War. The US government insists that mind-killing is an
Jose Padilla, a U.S. convert to Islam once accused by the Bush administration of plotting a radiological "dirty bomb" attack, was convicted on Thursday of unrelated charges he offered his services to terrorists. Padilla, 36, faces a poss
[Old, but wow.] Police may enter Californians' homes without warrants to arrest those suspected of driving under the influence, the California Supreme Court ruled in a case testing the scope of the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasona
Jose Padilla is known worldwide as the man who plotted with Al Qaeda to detonate a radiological "dirty bomb" in a major US city. He allegedly presented his plan to top Al Qaeda leaders Abu Zubaydah and 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Moham
The Justice Department is putting the final touches on regulations that could give Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales important new sway over death penalty cases in California and other states, including the power to shorten the time that death row inmat
In this case a security officer tazes an father who is holding his new born. The father wanted to take the new born home but for some reason isnt allowed. (That's a whole other story in itself;...To whom does a baby belong? The parents? The hospi
In this case a security officer tazes a father who is holding his new born. The father wanted to take the new born home but for some reason isn't allowed. (That's a whole other news story in itself;...to whom does a baby belong? Parents? Hospital? Go
In the federal appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday, lawyers for a Saudi charity accused of helping Al Qaeda will argue that their clients, including two American attorneys, were illegally spied on without the required court warrant.
The American Bar Association voted Monday to urge Congress to override a Bush adminstration order authorizing the CIA to use interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, and sensory and sleep deprivation. The nation's largest lawyers'