A man's sweet tooth got the better of him. He stole a doughnut. A single doughnut. Authorities called it strong-arm robbery. The "doughnut man," faces 5 to 15 years in prison. Because he has a prior record, he could get 30 years to li
3 activists who were arrested at a press conference near Lafayette Park appeared in Washington D.C. Superior Court where they were given a trial date of January 3, 2008, and face a six-month prison sentence. The press conference was called to display
In the latest disruption of the Bush adminstration's plan to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for war crimes, the chief military prosecutor on the project stepped down yesterday after a dispute with a Pentagon official.
In the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the Internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered Thursday to pay more-than-$220,000 for sharing 24 songs online.
US judges aren't being adequately protected from potential threats to their lives, according to a new report from the Justice Department which comes little more than two years after family members of a Chicago judge were murdered.
A jury awarded $6.1 million to a woman who was forced to strip in a McDonald's back office at the behest of a caller posing as a police officer. A Florida man, David Stewart, was charged with making the hoax phone call but acquitted last summer.
At the urging of a local firefighters union, a Massachusetts superior court judge blocked a TV station from running a story regarding autopsy results showing the presence of alcohol & drugs present in two firemen killed while battling a blaze.
The gun-offender registry is similar to a program that has already been operating in New York. Offenders who do not register could face up to a year in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
What Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson is trying to do to me is wrong. In America, we cherish the right to engage in politics, to speak our minds, to promote our candidate, to work to pass a voter initiative, without fear of reprisal
For over 5 1/2 years the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has held hundreds of innocent men. Humanitarian aid workers, teachers or students of the Koran, businessmen, economic migrants, and refugees from persecution – all were swept up for bounty paym
Videotapes of angry officers savagely beating civilians and charges that a murder plot was hatched within an elite special operations unit have Chicago's troubled police department reeling again. Federal prosecutors are also investigating claims
Mychal Bell, the 17-year-old at the center of the controversial "Jena Six" case, was released on $45,000 bail Thursday, a week after 20,000 protesters from across the country rallied in Jena for his release. An appeals court this month over
A federal judge in Detroit today struck down as unconstitutional a Michigan law that allows police to force pedestrians under the age of 21 to take a Breathalyzer test without first obtaining a search warrant.
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken issued a stern rebuke of a key White House antiterror law, striking down as unconstitutional two pillars of the USA Patriot Act.
The bus driver pushes the cyclist with her bus. A witness on the south side of Hollywood screams at the bus driver. “I’m watching you! Stop it!” The cyclist stands his ground, now with a passenger who steps out and screams at the cyclist to get out t
A Redwood City, California woman ticketed by police for sleeping in her car has embarked on a mission to repeal the city ordinance under which she was cited.
The FBI is reviewing a white supremacist Web site that purports to list the addresses of five of the six black teenagers accused of beating a white student in Jena and "essentially called for their lynching," an agency spokeswoman said.
Attorneys for at least 40 Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been barred from visiting or writing their clients because of a judge's order dismissing legal challenges to the men's confinement, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
A federal judge has recused himself from the cases of two men charged with helping Plainfield tax protestors Ed and Elaine Brown escape capture, saying that threats made against him by the Browns and their entourage might lead to the appearance
When the police first began using DNA, consent was required before samples could be taken. A succession of Acts of Parliament has increased police powers of sampling; the police can now take DNA samples from all persons arrested
Retired judge Michael Mukasey, the next attorney general, has played a crucial role in the US justice system to adapt to a new age of terrorism. He agreed the president could designate an American as an enemy combatant and hold him indefinitely.
An assistant U.S. attorney from Florida was arrested in an Internet sting operation after flying to Michigan to have sex with a 5-year-old girl. John Atchison, 53, was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after several weeks of Internet conversat
With the US Supreme Court set to take up Guantanamo detention policy again when its new term begins next month, the justices have received some unusual advice from a far-flung, friendly corner to the war-torn Middle East.
In the weeks since Gonzales announced his intention to resign, the White House floated one name after another as possible replacements for the attorney general. Every name was shot down until the White House tried Mukasey. Democratic Sen. Charles
Forty-one years after the shooting — and two weeks after the victim's death — a murder charge was filed against a man who wounded a police officer and served a prison term for attempted murder.
...Police roadblocks that check for driver's licenses and warrants impermissibly burden citizens' Constitutional Right to Travel and Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures...
As word comes of Sen. Larry Craig’s reconsideration of his announced resignation from the U.S. Senate, it turns out that his best ally in getting rid of his guilty plea for his conduct in a Minneapolis airport restroom may be the United States Consti
By dismissing this case in such an off-hand manner the court is desperately trying to screw back on the lid of something they wish they had never opened. However, in doing so, they have screwed the lid on crooked and this matter will not remain conta
Disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu remained in custody Friday at a Colorado hospital after his arrest days after he failed to show up for a court appearance related to a felony theft conviction.
President Bush has apparently dumped Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff from his short list of possible replacements for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who announced his resignation last week under a cloud of scandal.