Charlie from Keene, New Hampshire decides to perform his civic duty by attending the trial of a victimless criminal in Milford. But no good deed goes unpunished. In an unfree country, the most innocuous act can land you in jail.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the court said. Pancreatic cancer is often deadly, although the court said doctors apparently found Ginsburg's cancer at an early stage.
Forensic evidence that has helped convict thousands of defendants for nearly a century is often the product of shoddy scientific practices that should be upgraded and standardized, according to accounts of a draft report by the nation’s pre-eminent s
Not too long ago only our freedom fighters knew the extent of the corruption in our courts. These days anyone with a pulse can see just how rotten these bastard judges have become.
In 1983, a young lawyer was hard at work on “the campaign to amend or abolish the exclusionary rule” — the principle that evidence obtained by police misconduct cannot be used against a defendant [and is excluded].
The Supreme Court has unanimously overruled the Ninth Circuit and broadened absolute prosecutorial immunity to include district attorneys whose poor supervision of subordinates may result in wrongful convictions.
What an incredible story. From Nunavut justice minister demoted over domestic violence remark (CBC, 1/27/09): Nunavut's premier has stripped the territory's justice minister of his duties over a remark that suggests women are partly to bla
The Holly Collins custody/parental abduction case is perhaps the most prominent custody case in the media at this moment. Holly Collins and her supporters among domestic violence and feminist advocates assert that the case demonstrates that family co
There's mounting legal pressure from the Justice Department to turn over 19,000 records of American clients who used hidden offshore accounts at the bank or face potential indictment.
It's hard to believe, but the head of child support collections for Idaho says that unemployment is the "'unexpected' silver lining to Idaho's economic malaise." Why? Because it's easy to garnish dads' unemployment c
Davis, who is notorious for siding against drivers in traffic court, refused to certify the verbatim court transcript that the defendant had commissioned at her own expense knowing it would be next to impossible to have her decision overturned
I discussed the Batista divorce controversy on Fox & Friends recently. This is the case where Dr. Richard Batista, a prominent New York surgeon, donated a kidney to save his wife's life back in 2001 and is now asking for compensation for the kidn
From Glenn Sacks eyes Reese Hopkins case (1/16/09): Columnist and former syndicated talk radio host Glenn Sacks has taken a keen interest in the child rape case against ex-WRKO gabster Reese Hopkins, saying there are “a lot of tangible problems” w
A federal judge in Alexandria ruled yesterday that she would not throw out contempt-of-court charges against former professor Sami al-Arian, who has refused to cooperate with a terrorism investigation, and set his case for trial on March 9.
The Supreme Court said Friday that it will review whether a strip search for prescription-strength Ibuprofen violated a 13-year-old Safford student's constitutional rights.
Just create a law which allows a judge to say that someone is violating their orders, but that doesn't require the judge to actually prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person can do what they have been ordered to do:
The sheriff was in federal custody Thursday after a judge ruled he purposely fed inmates skimpy meals so he could make money from an unusual system that lets sheriffs turn a profit on their jail kitchens.
Contending it's not a federal crime to violate the service terms of a Web site, a defense attorney asked a judge to dismiss the conviction of a mother in a cruel Internet hoax on a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide.
The military judge overseeing proceedings against five of the men accused of planning the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks signed an order designed to protect classified information that is so broad it could prevent public scrutiny of the most important trial
A jail in northern Texas has been closed and its nearly 60 inmates transferred as authorities investigate what they call dangerous conditions for jailers and those behind bars _ including cells that locked from the inside or contained recliners. Five
As you opened your eyes this morning, a new set of laws -- especially on the state level but federal and local as well -- descended upon your life ... whether you know it or not. Lawmakers everywhere were busy last year; they passed laws that justifi
Chief Justice John Roberts is calling on federal lawmakers to be as generous to judges as they have been to themselves. Roberts wants Congress to approve an inflation-related increase in pay for judges. He says Congress has "unfairly denied
Innocent Muslim victims of America's "war on terror."
U.S. prosecutors want a Miami judge to sentence the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor to 147 years in prison for torturing people when he was chief of a brutal paramilitary unit during his father's reign. [sets precedent -- T. Knapp
The focus of the investigation was at first on rockets but soon changed to opium and heroin, lucrative narcotics that U.S. officials say help finance the Taliban's insurgency.
A federal jury on Monday convicted five men of conspiring to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey last year, but acquitted them of attempted murder.
A 21-year-old woman accused of sending a vulgar text message to a 17-year-old girl is one of the first cases brought under a law against cyberbullying spurred by the suicide of a teenage girl following cruel messages on the Internet.
A Muslim woman who was jailed for contempt of court after refusing to take off her head scarf at a security checkpoint has been freed after one day.
The past stayed locked away: The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a decision that depositions given by the parents of the Columbine shooters remain sealed in the National Archives for 20 years.
Guy hits another car while doing twice the speed limit, and kills its driver, a 20-year-old college student. The student’s mother is in the passenger side, and watches her son die. The guy admits he's been drinking, but the police don’t give him