A recent spate of exonerations in New York state has put renewed focus on the plight of the wrongly convicted, with advocates saying it is not as easy as it should be to get an unjust verdict reversed.
A Chicago man accused of plotting a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper knew in advance about the deadly Mumbai terrorist attacks and offered congratulations to the killers, federal prosecutors charged Monday.
Despite a comprehensive extradition treaty signed between India and the US in 1997, Headly facing trial in India may be complicated. The US authorities are unlikely to let him go as he may be useful to any future investigations. Doubts also remain
By H. Skip Robinson © 12/11/2009 The Constitution guarantees a fair trial through the Due Process Clauses, but creating a system that actually works has for the most part eluded our planet. All one must do is goggle “injustice” and you willRead Letter
Siobhan Reynolds, president of the Pain Relief Network, ran afoul of Assistant US Attorney Tanya Treadway by publicly defending Dr. Stephen Schneider, whom Treadway is prosecuting on drug charges related to his painkiller prescriptions.
The Justice Department is refusing to back a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the black heavyweight boxing champion who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman.
Pastor Anderson is on trial next week for 2 misdemeanors: failure to obey an officer's order and obstructing a public highway. There will be a hearing on the constitutionality of the border patrol checkpoint on Wednesday, Dec 16, and there will be a
The civil liberties advocacy organization Flex Your Rights has a new video coming out next month called 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. Here’s a trailer:
A New Jersey woman whose false story about a gang rape sent an innocent man to prison has pleaded guilty to perjury. Biurny Peguero told police she was kidnapped and raped at knifepoint in 2005 by 3 men, including William McCaffrey.
One lawyer calls it the “death list” — a cadre of about 20 veteran defense lawyers in New York who have broad experience in death penalty and other complex criminal cases. They have represented defendants in terrorist bombings in East Africa, drug-re
The Supreme Court on Monday seemed headed toward telling police they must explicitly advise criminal suspects that their lawyer can be present during any interrogation. The arguments in front of the justices were the latest over how explicit the
"The mistrial came after the jury sent two notes saying it was hopelessly deadlocked over charges Hal Turner threatened to kill or assault a federal judge," the AP report continues. "A retrial was scheduled for March 1 in Brooklyn, where the case was
A 22-year-old woman was arrested and charged with a felony after taping 4 minutes of "New Moon" during her sister's surprise 29th birthday party. The woman spent two nights in jail and faces up to three years in prison.
With Moonshine video [1:23]. You can still smell the whiskey burning down Copperhead Road.
When last we left the standoff in Maricopa County, Arizona, Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe had given Dep. Adam Stoddard a deadline by which to apologize for swiping documents from a defense attorney’s file in open court last month. Maricopa Coun
Last month, Purdue University student Roy Sun was arrested and charged with “terroristic mischief.” He could face up to eight years in prison. His crime? He got a little too pissed off about a parking ticket. Sun got the ticket and had a boot put
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana, a spokesman said.
A Maricopa County sheriff’s detention officer has refused to comply with a judge’s order to publicly apologize for looking at an attorney’s papers in court without the lawyer’s knowledge or consent. However, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas ramped up the fight against county leaders on Tuesday, announcing a federal racketeering lawsuit against "leading" judges, the Board of Supervisors, and a private law firm.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officer must report to jail Tuesday or a bench warrant will be issued for his arrest, according to court officials. Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra said Adam Stoddard must report to the 4
Judge,Jury and self appointed "Executioner of the law" Sheriff Joe has finally sunk himself in his own self serving quicksand.. don't throw him a rope this time, only some barbwire from "tent city" to save him or his gestapo style comrades from themsRead Letter
A Maricopa County Sheriff's dentention officer who was ordered by a [impotent] judge to publicly apologize for looking at an attorney's papers in court without the lawyer knowing has refused to comply with the order. In a statement issued Monday n
Judge Gary Donahoe has ordered the detention officer to hold a news conference to apologize for taking the document. If he refuses to do so by today's deadline, Donahoe said he would throw the officer in jail for contempt of court.
Mike Huckabee granted clemency to multiple cop-killing suspect Maurice Clemmons back in 2000, commuting a 35-year sentence after less than 10 served. It's not Huckabee's first "Willie Horton Moment".
At the time he pronounced sentence on Danille, Judge Ezra had already sentenced her husband to 15 years in prison. Turning to the subject to her 4 children, Erza insisted it was Danille's duty to teach the children to serve and worship the government
2 senators say authorities should pursue criminal charges against the couple who crashed last week's state dinner at the White House. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) say such behavior should be strongly discouraged.
But there was another woman, named Claudette Colvin, who refused to be treated like a substandard citizen on one of those Montgomery buses — and she did it nine months before Rosa Parks. Martin Luther King made his political debut fighting her case.
David Hackbart flipped a cop off and ended up cited for, you guessed it, disorderly conduct. He didn’t even get arrested and the charge was eventually dropped. But that didn’t stop him from filing a lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh for violatin
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Nude, yes. Lewd, no. A New York judge dismissed public lewdness and other charges Monday against a model who posed for a nude photo shoot at a museum while visitors looked on. Kathleen "K.C." Neill was arrested in August during photographer Zac