"In 25 years on the bench, I've never seen anything approaching the mishandling and misconduct that I've seen in this case," U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said in dismissing the case and voiding the verdict.
If you can get this info to John Chester Stuart, it may save his life. Have him get an 'in chambers hearing before a judge, and have him surrender (I hereby surrender) his copy of his birth certificate. The accused is the fiction name on that birRead Letter
Valerie Gainous paid her debt to society, but almost went to jail because of a court debt. She was convicted of writing bad checks; she paid restitution, performed community service and thought she was finished with the criminal justice system.
Elected in November to El Paso’s District Court, Judge Manuel Barraza solicited cash bribes and sexual favors from criminal defendants appearing before him. A grand jury indicted Judge Barraza on 4 counts including fraud, deprivation of honest servic
For the last four decades, the laws of the land were all about dropping the hammer on crime by locking away criminals for a very long time. Some carried scary names like "Three Strikes and You're Out," as in cast out of society. The har
A prominent U.S. senator wants a presidential pardon for Jack Johnson, who became the nation"s first black heavyweight boxing champion 100 years before Barack Obama became its first black president.
The Justice Dept. said it would drop corruption charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens because prosecutors withheld evidence from the senator's defense team during his trial. The reversal is an embarrassment for the department, which won a convi
In Austin, something rather extraordinary just happened. A man who got into a shootout with a police officer -- who had apparently opened fire without announcing he was law enforcement -- is going to get off scott free.
New DNA testing from rape kits implicates 3 separate men in the 1991 “Yogurt Shop Killings,” in which 4 girls working at an I Can’t Believe It’s Not Yogurt were raped and murdered. Unfortunately, none of the 3 tests match the 2 men convicted of the c
Things were different in the Luzerne County juvenile courtroom, and everyone knew it. Proceedings on average took less than two minutes. Detention center workers were told in advance how many juveniles to expect at the end of each day — even before h
[take a couple of years, no hurry] Even as President Barack Obama slapped down the hopes of American marijuana consumers as to his position on legalization, Senator Jim Webb (D-Va) was quietly preparing to introduce major legislation which has the po
The top drug prosecutor, two police officers, and a retired circuit court judge in Wayne County, Michigan will be arraigned today on charges that they suborned (or in the judge’s case, knowingly allowed) perjury in a case against two alleged cocaine
My story from our April issue [Reason] is now online. Read it here. Some of the new information not in the online version from last month:
Wow. Sometimes justice comes close to actually happening, but then you think, nawwwww, they're just doing this for my consumption.
With our days as a manufacturing power a wistful memory and the marketing of fraudulent Wall Street "financial products" an self-replenishing source of national outrage, incarceration may soon be our leading national industry.
Ali al-Marri, a 43-year-old with dual citizenship in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, was originally arrested in Peoria in December 2001 in an investigation of the Sept. 11 hijacked plane attacks, and was branded an "enemy combatant" and kept in iso
A California Democrat has introduced a bill in Congress that would end the practice of judges being forced to impose mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders.
A U.S. judge denied bond on Wednesday for an accused al Qaeda sleeper agent after prosecutors said he used his time in America to research information on toxins and was a colleague of suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Georgia’s sex offender registry has a peculiar twist: There are a growing number of people on the list who did not commit a sex offense. The state's sex offender law tracks most offenders until they die, dictating where they can live and work.
Muslims are targeted for their faith, ethnicity, prominence, activism and charity.
Suspected al-Qaeda sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri spent years isolated in a U.S. Navy brig after authorities proclaimed him an enemy combatant in the Bush administration's long-running war against terrorism.
A MAN sought by the UK authorities for allegedly attempting to pervert the course of justice by sending a controversial DVD to a judge and jury foreman during a trial relating to bomb attacks in London in July 2005 has appeared before the High Court
Americans today are self-indulgent and don't make the sacrifices that their parents and grandparents did, and the nation's leaders don't ask people to act for the higher good, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said....[nice]
For months the Montague County Jail was "Animal House". Inside the inmates had the run of the place, having sex with their jailer girlfriends, bringing in recliners, taking drugs and chatting on cell phones supplied by friends or guards
[secret charges] The Justice Dept. has filed "unclassified" records in federal court outlining the government's cases against more than 100 detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, but the records are not being made public
In a question-and-answer session, she said the nine justices only take pictures together when a new member is added. She said: "We haven't had any of those for some time, but surely we will soon."
Bernard Madoff’s lawyers are appealing a judge’s decision to revoke his $10 million bail and send him to jail to await sentencing. Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to 11 felony counts including securities fraud and was immediately jailed.
Twelve horses were taken in the raid but questions abound about the legality of the raid. Was this raid politically motivated?
Saying he was "deeply sorry and ashamed," Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty today to pulling off perhaps the biggest swindle in Wall Street history and was immediately led off to jail in handcuffs to the delight of his seething victims.
Forgetting a child in the back seat of a hot, parked car is a horrifying, inexcusable mistake. But is it a crime?