The then-senator was convicted in 2008 on corruption charges, but prosecutorial wrongdoing led Holder to ask the judge to drop the case in April 2009, after Stevens was ousted by voters. Stevens died Aug. 9 in a plane crash in Alaska.
The biggest recipient of Alabama’s federal stimulus dollars for education isn’t a school system or college. It’s the state prison system. The state Department of Corrections has received $118 million of Alabama’s $1.1 billion in federal stimulus fund
There are lots of hoops to jump through before Arizona law will legally allow you to smoke marijuana.
Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia
An appeals court ruled the government must obtain a warrant before it can access e-mails stored by Internet service providers. The government violated Fourth Amendment rights when it obtained e-mails without a warrant, but it did so in good faith, so
London (CNN) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail Tuesday after a hearing at Westminster Magistrate's Court in London, but a lawyer representing Swedish prosecutors immediately filed an appeal.
This is the shocking moment an innocent woman was violently assaulted and then strip-searched by police in what a judge has described as an 'indignity to a human being'. The video shows a female special constable kneeing a 27-year-old woman in the
The US attorney-general has defended the use of sting operations involving government informants, saying "These types of operations have proven to be an essential law enforcement tool in uncovering and preventing potential terror attacks," Holder tol
FAIRBANKS — A defiant Schaeffer Cox, facing a misdemeanor weapons charge, told a judge Friday he will not attend another court hearing until the court system explains its authority over him. Cox, the 26-year-old head of the Alaska Peacemakers Mili
A 17-year-old girl has been charged with child abuse after fighting with an older student at their high school in Wisconsin.
Karen and Bob Emery President of DelValley Silver 22 year old daughter was murdered in PA a week ago. Please pray for their family
Demolition teams on Thursday burned down an explosives-packed house in suburban San Diego that authorities called the largest cache of homemade bomb-making materials ever found in the United States. Flames roared, and thick, toxic gray smoke billo
When actor Wesley Snipes enters prison Thursday, he'll leave behind his wife, young children and celebrity neighbors in the wealthy Florida enclave made infamous by next-door neighbor Tiger Woods. The prison camp in Lewis Run in northwestern Pennsylv
Over €31,000 set aside for the legal defense of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been frozen by the Swiss bank PostFinance, which said that Assange had given false information in creating the account.
A British judge sent Julian Assange to jail Tuesday, denying bail to the WikiLeaks founder after he vowed to fight efforts to be extradited to Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation. Despite Assange’s legal troubles, a WikiLeaks spokesman insisted t
A judge ruled Monday there is enough evidence to launch a formal disciplinary case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas for allegedly basing a lawsuit and criminal investigations of county officials on his animosity toward them. A
The Mississippi Supreme Court granted Cory Maye a new trial today (PDF), though on different grounds than the Mississippi Court of Appeals, which granted the trial based on a change of venue issue. The state’s supreme court instead ruled that Maye’s
In these circumstances, only the courts can define the limits of TSA authority to search, interrogate, x-ray, and grope innocent travelers who are not suspected of any crime. So far as we know, Mr. Mocek’s case is the first time someone in the USA ha
The prosecution ... moved to dismiss the case, admitting its error. ... The case was dropped on a technicality, not on its merits in relation to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which ... criminalizes the modification of technology to circumvent
Adam Mueller, who has been making headlines on Photography is Not a Crime lately, is on his way to Mississippi for a trial regarding his arrest last year for videotaping police. The evidence, including statements from the arresting office as well
A white man who pleaded guilty to 6 robberies in Ohio used a black mask so lifelike that police initially arrested a black man for one of the crimes. The mother of the wrongly accused man even thought a photo of the robbery suspect she saw on televis
In a landmark case, one gamer is being taken to court for installing chips in Xbox consoles enabling users to play illegally obtained games. In the first trial of its kind, Matthew Crippen, 29, is being taken to court today for modifying Xbox 360s
No one blames Sue Aitken for Brian's arrest, except herself maybe, but his father and attorney claim the County Prosecutor's Office and the former Superior Court judge who tried the case ignored evidence that proved Brian had the guns legally.
With authorities closing in to seize 2,400 marijuana plants on John Boone's farm 2 years ago, the legendary Kentucky outlaw vanished like a puff of smoke. The prolific grower has been dodging the law ever since, his folk-hero status growing with ever
Ward Bird of Moultonboro, NH has been sentenced to state prison for 3-6 years for demanding a trespasser leave his property while possessing a hand gun. A movement is gathering to support property and gun rights. The state supreme court has upheld h
While some of the officers sampled responded to the scene where Drenth was found, and thusly could be tested in order to exclude them as supects, some of those sampled were NOT. Included are officers in the corruption case in Drenth's old precinct.
A sharply-divided federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that police can't use GPS to track a suspect's vehicle without a warrant, rejecting a bid by the Justice Department to have the life sentence of a convicted drug dealer reinstated.
The first suspect transferred from Guantanamo military prison to face a U.S. civilian court was found not guilty of terrorism charges on Wednesday in a setback to President Barack's Obama plans for trying terrorism suspects. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
New Yorkers were outraged to discover last month that a 15-year-old girl who was raped by a social worker inside a courthouse got a stiffer sentence for lying to police than the social worker got for rape. Now, a Manhattan judge says she plans to rej
In a note to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, the juror said her conclusion was at odds with the 11 other anonymous members of the jury, and that she felt "attacked." It was not clear whether she was arguing for conviction or acquittal. Kaplan di