The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether top government officials can be sued for the alleged abuse of a Pakistani Muslim arrested and jailed after Sept. 11, 2001. The case, arising from the federal roundup of Arab Muslims in New York after the ter
The Cold War has broken out again, and Thailand suddently finds itself caught uncomfortably in the middle of competing US and Russian interests. At the centre of conflict is the alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was arrested
Today, long-time international arms dealer Monzer al Kassar will appear before federal judge Jed Rakoff in a hearing in Manhattan. Al Kassar already was arraigned on Friday, shortly after his extradition of the US., and he pleaded not guilty to char
CRIME TIP: If you’re robbing a store, you might want to get your wallet back that you gave to the clerk. Or, you'll cinch a Darwin nomination.
After deliberating for a few hours, a Chicago jury acquitted singer R. Kelly of 14 counts of child pornography that were brought up against Kelly six years ago.
Dr. Steven Kurtz, a Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY at Buffalo and cofounder of the award-winning art and theater group Critical Art Ensemble, has been cleared of all charges of mail and wire fraud.
New York's top court has upheld the removal of a Niagara Falls city court judge who jailed 46 people after no one would own up to a cell phone that rang in court.
State autonomy was a priority for O'Connor, a former Arizona state senator. She was adamant that states are separate political entities that should be able to operate without federal intervention. The court's new direction on high-profile soc
A technology billionaire was a drug fiend who trafficked in cocaine, Ecstasy, and methamphetamine, spiked the drinks of business associates and employees, hired prostitutes for himself and others, and maintained several narcotics dens, including one
The family alleges that Garza told Zurita to strike his 14-year-old stepdaughter repeatedly on the buttocks in open court. It says the judge told Zurita the girl would be fined $500 if she wasn't paddled.
Adan Betancio Guerrero, 36, of Mesa is accused of stealing someone else’s Social Security number and using it to purchase two homes and two vehicles. The records stated Betancio racked up $787,000 in loans and has tried to get a job using the victim’
Don't be protesting outside the US Supreme Court. No free speech there. No Bill of Rights there. Thirty-four people were convicted yesterday of misdemeanor charges stemming from a demonstration at the Supreme Court in January in which they decr
Political prisoner Aref's struggle for justice continues.
A federal judge has ordered a 30-month prison sentence for a man whose rifle misfired, letting loose three shots at a firing range, prompting 2nd Amendment supporters to warn their constituents how easily they, too, can become a "gun felon.**QQ*
A judge tossed out alcohol breath tests in 49 DUI cases and a defense attorney says the ruling could have widespread implications. Judge Berning's ruling says the breath tests are inadmissible because the company that makes the machine hasn't
Seven New York police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding night are facing internal disciplinary action, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.
A Galveston County Daily News photographer has been acquitted of interfering with police after a jury heard testimony that police deleted photos from his confiscated camera, an attorney said today.
Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over. 80 years later, Alabama counties still operate under a $1.75-a-day a
[Just ran across this. Not much on it. Still has not gone to trial?] Woman late at night. Flashing lights behind her alone on a country road. Slows down but is looking for lighted area to pull off. Cop runs her off road, assaults and arrests her.
OJ's former manager says that he heard the former NFL star, actor celebrity Simpson confess. Examining the question: "Is OJ a psychopath?"
Until women from a polygamous sect "unequivocally" identify their offspring, they have no standing to contest a judge's decision to remove the children from a west Texas ranch, state officials argue. Texas Department of Family and Prot
The Rev. Al Sharpton was among 216 arrested as demonstrators blocked traffic at the height of the evening rush hour to protest the acquittal of 3 detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.
Freedom's Phoenix has many concerns regarding the killing of Orville "Tom" Beasley. But we expect the lawful process to go forward protecting John Stuart's life while in custody. We are watching and have heard his life is in jeopa
John Stuart may have shot Orville Beasley in the head late at night. What led to this killing was road rage. By Mr. Beasley. Mr. Stuart sure didn't help the situation nor himself. Neither did Ron Paul. Still maybe you should read this...
Via the comments to this Eugene Volokh post, it looks like the Ninth Circuit has just thrown out (pdf) a guilty verdict over precisely the problems with predicting odds when doing cold DNA database searches....
They are holding an INNOCENT R3VOLutionary against his will in shackles and chains!
A 50-year-old member of a polygamist sect whose alleged abuse of a teenage girl triggered the raid on a West Texas religious compound is no longer wanted by authorities. But authorities did not say when or why the warrant was dropped
Florida police are investigating the apparent suicide of a woman they believe to be the so-called D.C. Madam, who was found dead in the Florida mobile home of the madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey's mother Thursday.
A Dallas man who spent more than 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was freed Tuesday, after being incarcerated longer than any other wrongfully convicted U.S. inmate cleared by DNA testing.
A government witness testified Monday that political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko told him three years ago that Chicago's chief federal prosecutor was to be fired and replaced by someone chosen by then-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Haster