A voter in Kansas City --- one I happen to know, because he's an Election Integrity advocate in the Show Me State --- was arrested and sent to jail after he refused to show a driver's license at the polling place before attempting to vote dur
For anyone keeping score, the leader of the nation's 11th-largest city now faces 10 felony charges in two separate cases. The city charter says a felony conviction evicts him from office. The City Council already wants to bounce Kilpatrick on oth
Search warrant affidavits related to the government's ongoing investigation into the 2001 anthrax mailings were unsealed August 6, 2008, in federal court in Washington, D.C. The tainted mailings killed 5 people and injured 17 others.
In the wake of 3 murders and the recent attack on a federal prosecutor in a NY courtroom, a group representing the nation's federal prosecutors is calling for stepped-up security, including home alarms, self-defense training and the right to carr
Actor Wesley Snipes must reimburse the government in prosecution costs for his tax conviction. A U.S. District Court Judge ruled the action film star must reimburse the government about $217,000. Snipes had objected to the cost.
The subject of influence peddling and state court judges may reach the U.S. Supreme Court next year, as a result of questions of judicial conflict of interest in a case against a West Virginia mining company.
When the four arrested people came before the judge, he asked them what they had done. They answered that they tried to carry out a citizen’s arrest on Karl Rove, which the judge responded to by saying “It was about time”. (video)
As law enforcement becomes increasingly authoritarian, and the public grows more docile, the practice of police impersonation by criminals is becoming more commonplace. "You wave a badge at someone and tell them to pull over and you'd be ama
Gary McKinnon, a British computer expert, claims he's just fascinated with UFOs. Using his home computer and a modem he infiltrated military networks and accessed thousands of computers trying to find evidence of alien contact.
"Client has a history dating to his graduate days of homicidal threats, actions, plans...toward theripist [sic]," "FBI involved, currently under investigation and will be charged w/5 capital murders. I have been subpoena [sic] to testi
Hamdan's lawyers decried the closing of the testimony by the two officers, Lt. Col. G. John Taylor and Col. Louie Morgan Banks III, who was lead psychologist for the Army's Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape program at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Women’s advocates and the state Attorney General's office are criticizing a new court ruling which will make it harder for women to get restraining orders against their male partners. Star-Ledger columnist Fran Wood, in her recent op-ed “Don'
Internet service providers Comcast Corp and United Online's NetZero have agreed to block access to child pornography, the New York Attorney General's office said. The announcement comes a week after Cuomo threatened to pursue legal action aga
"Your average dunderhead is not the person you want to try to solve a fight between a man and his wife at 2 A.M.," said Nick Checker, 35, a local playwright. "I'd rather have them hire the right man or woman for the job and keep re
The statute criminalizes 'actual' control -- not 'potential' use Judge Eckerstrom wrote for the unanimous panel. "Indeed, many impaired adults have ready access to a vehicle, and therefore the potential use of one, but retain the
San Jose Det. Matthew Christian created a fake DNA report signed by a fictitious lab technician to use as a prop while interrogating a man under investigation for sex crimes against a developmentally disabled neighbor. Police are allowed to lie to su
(What would happen if the accused could sue for violations of their rights, even from prison? Would that serve justice by allowing the evidence to be used and at the same time reign in rogue cops? Or would police be expected to just plant evidence?)
A police sergeant says a colleague has a practice of scooping people off the streets and detaining them without arresting them, charging them or booking them while probing for evidence to bring charges. "It's called keeping them on ice,
When the judge asked Muller to clarify her remark, Muller repeated it. He charged her on the spot with direct criminal contempt of the court — a second-degree misdemeanor— and Muller was promptly handcuffed by a court bailiff and taken into custody.
Gays in Bristol England claim it's discrimination to cut the bushes at a popular gay cruising sight. Four firemen were fined 1000 pounds each for shining their flashlights on a group engaged in "dogging".
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