In the next several months, the Supreme Court will decide at least a half-dozen cases about the rights of people accused of crimes involving drugs, sex and corruption. Civil liberties groups and associations of defense lawyers have lined up on the si
Al-Ghizzawi is clearly an innocent man. Back in 2004, when the Bush administration convened military review boards to review the prisoners’ cases, they concluded there was insufficient evidence to declare him an “enemy combatant,” and that he should
The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday. Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer for accused terrorist Ali
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, suspected of being a Qaeda terrorist, was captured in Pakistan in 2004, held in secret prisons run by the C.I.A. and then moved to the naval base at Guantánamo Bay. During about five years of detention, he says, he was confine
[A] slurry of pre-digested Red State Fascist soundbites was regurgitated by John F. McManus, president of the John Birch Society and Publisher of The New American magazine.
Are we at war — or not? For if we are at war, why is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed headed for trial in federal court in the Southern District of New York? Why is he entitled to a presumption of innocence and all of the constitutional protections of a U.S
The feds had to make an example out of Bob Kahre. He had committed a super no-no. He had exposed the government’s gold-coin, legal-tender claim for the fraud it is.
2-DAY MORTGAGE WORKSHOP: HOW TO STOP FORECLOSURES! NOVEMBER 27-28, 2009, 10 AM TO 5:00 PM Mickey Palotea of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is once again coming to Phoenix on November 28 and 29, 2009 for a 2-Day Workshop: How to Stop Foreclosures!
Now we have a Las Vegas court officer detaining a group of journalists inside a courtroom to allow Michael Jackson’s former doctor to leave without being followed.
I started to pass out the FIJA pamphlet entitled “A Primer for Prospective Jurors” along with my handout. 2 photographers, were present. I was approached by 2 federal marshals, who informed me that I had to leave. I demurred. They said that they woul
The officer was ordered by a judge to hold a press conference to apologize for his actions - an order that Sheriff Joe Arpaio immediately said would be defied. Arpaio said, "I decide who holds press conferences and when they are held regarding this S
By the time of the Rosenberg case, the grand jury process had been transformed into a rubber stamp for the government. Federal prosecutors now dispense all evidence, witnesses and testimony to grand jurors, who then retire to a deliberation room . .
In courtrooms barred to the public, dozens of terror suspects are pleading for their freedom from the Guantanamo Bay prison....Complying with a Supreme Court ruling last year, 15 federal judges in the U.S. courthouse here are giving det
Months ago I posted about federal prosecutors’ pursuit of Dr. Weiner, an outspoken cardiologist who was charged with Mann Act violations for using a Memphis-based website while in Mississippi to meet and date adult women.
Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 4 other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, and 5 other suspects will be sent to military commissions [WTF?].
Today, County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced his office will decline to prosecute motorists on criminal charges whose cases are based solely on photo-radar evidence. Recently, the Arizona Department of Public Safety has referred cases to the Maric
I see this on a daily basis, citizens being caught up in the legal system, usually under no fault of their own. Invest 45 minutes of your time and watch these videos and become fully informed, listen to this law professor and Officer and heed their w
It was, prosecutors claimed, a clear case of Wall Street crime — and a chance to bring to account 2 culprits of the subprime age. But jurors disagreed, and two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers were found not guilty of securities fraud
Defense attorney Ron Wood filed a motion claiming Judge Roca was swayed by local politics and should be removed from the case for bias. Prosecutor Michael Whiting joined the defense, arguing that Roca's decision to put the child behind bars was all a
25 students were slapped with criminal charges in connection with a food fight in a school cafeteria. Even innocent students will face lasting consequences. If the charges are dropped, juvenile records can't be expunged until the accused becomes 17.
Authorities are on the lookout for a woman accused of several “testicle” attacks on the streets of Langley, British Columbia.
Next week the Supreme Court will hear arguments, in Sullivan v. Florida, about whether sentencing a 13-year-old boy to prison without the possibility of parole violates the cruel-and–unusual-punishment clause of the Constitution. Joe Harris Sullivan
Ray Moore and George Morell know. Moore was wrestled to the ground by a cop, a knee in his back while he was cuffed, apparently bleeding. Both were arrested, and spent the bulk of the day in jail. "They're in their 80s, you know,'' she said.
Federal authorities can resume combing through the notebooks, memory cards and computers of a twittering anarchist being investigated for violating an anti-rioting law, a federal judge ruled finding no reason to throw out the government’s search of t
"Going to," "steal" and "money." Those 4 words, grouped in the same sentence, prompted a Maricopa County sheriff's detention officer to rifle through a defense attorney's file last month, according to court testimony.
Senate's 54-45 vote to reject the measure by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., opens the door for President Obama to bring Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, to trial in federal courts, rather than the mil
Mike Renzulli attended jury duty recently. In this commentary, he dicusses his experience when selected to serve on a D.U.I. case.
Terry Bressi posted the story on Halloween, now a defense lawyer weighs in to Sheriff Joe's deputies perusing confidential defense lawyer-client privilege documents in court, making copies for the prosecutor and the lack of outrage!
The amazing video below was taken on October 19 in Arizona's Maricopa County Superior Court. As defense attorney Joanne Cuccia discusses her client's sentencing hearing with the judge, Maricopa County Sheriff's Department detention officer Adam S
Do Americans who have been framed by unscrupulous prosecutors for crimes they did not commit have a right to sue the prosecutors when the fraud is finally exposed? According to the Obama administration, the answer is no.