Indeed. And as Ms. Buchanan spectacularly failed to prove Dr. Wecht’s guilt, that last insinuation of guilt was inappropriate. It is time for Ms. Buchanan to take responsibility for her failure and resign before President Barack Obama asks for her resignation, which he could not now be blamed for doing.
The Securites Exchange Commission (SEC) formally charged former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo and two other company executives with civil fraud.
The SEC also charged Mozilo with illegal insider trading, an agency spokesman said Thursday. Civil fraud charges also were filed against Countrywide's former Chief Operating Officer David Sambol and ex-Chief Financial Officer Eric Sieracki.
Countrywide Financial, the California-based mortgage lender, was a key component to the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007, which was the beginning of the financial decline and c
Late yesterday, department officials moved to send the cases of [legislators] Victor Kohring and Peter Kott, convicted in 2007 and serving multi-year prison terms for bribery and extortion, back to a federal court in Alaska. They also asked the court to release both men on personal recognizance while the cases await resolution, a move that former prosecutors and criminal law experts called extremely unusual.
Why does the government call the people corporations names spelled in all capital letters? Why do all courts fly admiralty flags, the ones with the gold fringe, in the courtroom. This is because they derive their "power" to control the population indirectly from the constitution specifically from Article 1 section 8 "To declare War, grant letters of Marque and Reprisal. A Letter of Marque is an international agreement that allows a Pirate to become a Privateer.
The chief prosecutor in Prince George's County said yesterday that he does not now intend to charge anyone in the death last year of a 19-year-old inmate who had been accused of killing a police officer, meaning a slaying once denounced by the county executive as "vigilante justice" is all but certain to go unpunished in state court.
Charges brought against three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense under the Bush administration have been dropped by the Obama Justice Department, FOX News has learned.
Prosecutors say a former Georgia college student was a budding terrorist who took choppy videos of potential targets in Washington, D.C., and desperately tried to prove himself to terror groups overseas.
A man suspected of fatally shooting abortion doctor George Tiller in church was in jail Monday while investigators sought to learn more about his background, including his possible connections to anti-abortion groups.
What happen when you hold a trial and the police are the ones who take the Fifth? That question was answered by Cook County Circuit Judge who ordered a new trial for a Gangster Disciple member who alleged he was forced to confess during beatings in c
In the southern Italian port city of Palermo, home to bustling outdoor markets and Arab-influenced architecture, prosecutor Roberto Scapinato has hunted Mafia money for two decades. Now, as the rest of the world tightens its
The Dutch justice ministry has announced it will close eight prisons and cut 1,200 jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty. (HMM, didn't they do something with drug policy there)
The one thing we know for sure about Sonia Sotomayor is that if she is on the Supreme Court she will rule that the Second Amendment only applies to the federal government and does not apply to the states or local governmental entities--they can regu
[these bastards!] The high court overturned the 1986 Michigan v. Jackson ruling, which said police may not initiate questioning of a defendant who has a lawyer or has asked for one unless the attorney is present.
President Obama this morning will announce that U.S. appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York is his pick to replace retiring justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, White House officials said.
NANTES, France (Reuters) – Close to 200 prisoners will cycle around France next month, watched by scores of guards on bicycles, in the first penal version of the Tour de France, authorities said Monday.
Jurors have not always been a part of government, but they have been deciders of justice. From earliest times, we know from oral traditions of tribal cultures where disputes were settled by each side choosing five people....Read Letter
Budget cuts and the cost of maintaining an overcrowded jail force jails to begin releasing inmates accused of lesser crimes without bond to the chagrin of bail bondsmen who say their livelihood is threatened.
"They're looking at their (jail) population and realizing that many of the people they're paying to house are there because they can't pay their bonds,"
An Arizona inmate who died after spending nearly four hours in the desert heat was left in an outdoor holding cell for twice as long as she should have been, the state prisons director said Wednesday.
President Obama’s proposal for a new legal system in which terrorism suspects could be held in “prolonged detention” inside the US without trial would be a departure from a place where people in the grip of the government face criminal charges or wal
You may recall my post regarding the Boston College Police's outrageous seizure of a computer science student's computer and other devices because, well, he knew about computer science. The Electronic Frontier Foundation took on
It would hardly be difficult to convict any man of child sex abuse if the prosecutor were provided with the following advantages:
U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt has no clue how the news industry works or the 1st Amendment. The judge found it “troubling” that Newsday published photos of NY legislator Roger Corbin being led away in handcuffs after he was arrested on tax evasion
Authorities sought to arrest the mother of a 13-year-old boy with cancer who refuses chemotherapy after she fled with her son. A judge issued an arrest warrant and ordered that Daniel Hauser be placed in a foster home and be sent for an immediate exa