The Obama administration is expanding a program initiated by President George W. Bush aimed at checking the immigration status of virtually every person booked into local jails. In four years, the measure could result in a tenfold increase in illegal
Doe says he hasn’t eaten solid food since he’s been behind bars because he’s on a hunger strike. When he came to jail he weighed 180 pounds, and now he weighs 116, he says.
Guantanamo Bay is no place to be unless you are a federal employee or a guy like former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who likes to stand 8 hours per day. But some of the kidnapped will soon be released, and you may get a chance to meet one.
After 2 years of attempting to get the computer based source code for the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C, defense counsel in State v. Chun were successful in obtaining the code, and had it analyzed by Base One Technologies. [very cool]
[just another swell Bush idea I want to expand] President Barack Obama is to announce this week that he is reviving controversial military trials for terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, US officials said.
A man arrested for failing to appear for jury duty was released after spending 83 days in jail, a length of detention that a judge called "unacceptable." Douglas Maupin was released after Dallas Morning News brought his plight to the attent
A disgraced federal judge was sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for lying to investigators about sexually abusing 2 female employees, who said they feared him so much they hid from him in the courthouse.
5 men were convicted of plotting to join forces with al-Qaida to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in hopes of igniting an anti-government insurrection. The jury in Miami acquitted another member of the so-called "Liberty Ci
"I don't believe in your "justice" system and I don't want to have a goddamn thing to do with it."
Federal prosecutors dismissed charges Friday against one of the Big Dig's largest contractors in connection with a tunnel collapse that killed a Boston woman, but the company pleaded guilty to lying about construction defects in another tunnel.
Those police in the courtroom that you thought were there to handle the unruly...are actually now hired to work as spies for the judge. Be careful what you say, they may be eavesdropping and will giddily pass this information on to the judge to be us
"We have prepared for this possibility and we will have new policies in place beginning tomorrow morning," the prosecutor said. "I will personally be in the courtrooms making sure that our aggressiveness at bail hearings is just as str
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is preparing to announce that the CEO of Craigslist has 10 days to either remove illegal content from the SC portions of the site, or face prosecution.
The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its verdict in favor of the CBS network that aired a 2004 broadcast in which pop superstar Janet Jackson bared her breast.
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider whether the reasoning that led it to strike down the death penalty for juvenile offenders four years ago should also apply to sentences of life without the possibility of parole.
CLEVELAND – A federal appeals court opened the way again Friday for the Justice Department to deport alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk to Germany to face 29,000 counts of accessory to murder.
Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, giving President Barack Obama his first chance to fill a vacancy on the high court.
Al-Marri's attorneys said their client, a married father of five from Qatar, chose to plead guilty to avoid the risk, if found guilty, of spending 30 years in prison. "We thought (the plea) was the right approach to take based on the evidenc
It’s been 17 days since Sam Dodson was arrested for filming inside a New Hampshire courthouse and his jailers have yet to release him. All because he has refused to provide them with his legal name, something he says is his Constitutional right.
Federal jurors are set to begin deliberations in the third terrorism trial of a group of inner-city Miami men accused of collaborating with al Qaeda. The defendants, dubbed the Liberty City 6, were arrested for conspiring with the global terro
"For those who missed it -- the judge seems to be working within the copyright lobby," posted Sunde. "Just found a PDF showing that the judge's organization wrote to the EU about a stronger law for blaming the [Internet] middlemen
Legal Defense Fund - Alex talks with Pastor Steven L. Anderson, brutalized by the Border Patrol for insisting they respect the 4th Amend
The Supreme Court will consider whether prosecutors have to face a lawsuit from 2 men whose convictions for killing a retired cop were set aside. Evidence showed police and prosecutors failed to share evidence pointing to another man
This is very important. While in the courtroom, you must ask the judge, agents, officers and lawyers if they have an oath. If so, ask if that oath(s) is/are in the courtroom. They will not have it so you should have a cRead Letter
I cringe to think how many times clients come into my office to discuss their criminal matter with me only to learn they have done possibly irreparable damage to their case. I have found few people who are aware of their constitutional rights. Your a
Florida sued a company that sold dog chew toys depicting a football player imprisoned for dogfighting and dolls modeled after a murdered child, alleging it committed a "disgusting" deception by falsely claiming charities would benefit.
The courtroom was silent when Circuit Judge Vincent Gaughan acquitted Nathson Fields of murder, a quiet final act for an infamous murder case involving judicial corruption unprecedented even for Chicago's sordid history of graft and greed.
Another example of America's criminal injustice.
The Justice Department improperly withheld important psychiatric records of a government witness who was used in a "significant" number of Guantanamo cases, a federal judge has concluded.
"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.