A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious terrorism charge accusing him of cooperating in the dead
The US Supreme Court upheld a $290 million patent infringement verdict against US software giant Microsoft on Thursday in a closely watched case brought by a small Canadian company.
A computer expert and vocal supporter of the Army private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks has been served a subpoena compelling his testimony in the Grand Jury investigation of the leaked documents.
With well over 2 million people in jail – the U.S. has the world’s biggest prison population. The US has 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the worlds prison population. Now Children are the latest victims of the Prison Industrial complex who a
Louisiana must remove 2 inmates from the solitary confinement they were placed in almost 40 years ago. Albert Woodfox, 64, and Herman Wallace, 69, were placed in "Closed Cell Restriction" in Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) since they were convi
Two Baltimore City police officers convicted of misconduct will not serve jail time. Detectives Tyrone Francis and Milton Smith appeared Wednesday before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. Doory, who sentenced them to 18-months suspende
Marion Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins ruled Tuesday that blood-alcohol evidence in the case of former Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard cannot be used to bring charges of drunken driving, but may be used to support a charge of criminal rec
During deliberations juror 6, wouldn't go along with the program. The others weren't amused. Neither was the judge who, after questioning the jury foreman about the evils committed by Number 6 during deliberations, discharged him from the jury for b
Bradley Franzen, 41, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan court to bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses. Franzen was one of 11 people charged in a crackdown on the 3 largest online poker companies operating in the USA.
At the heart of the dispute is Operation Streamline. Under that system, a group of up to 70 people accused of misdemeanor violations of illegally entering the United States have their initial appearance, guilty pleas and sentencing in a single hearin
The New York Police sent the test results to French authorities on Sunday where they allegedly confirmed the trace. The results are expected to be made public shortly. Mr Strauss-Kahn, 62, who is accused of trying to rape a maid last week in his s
Figures released by the FBI Monday also showed that there were declines in all four categories of violent crime in 2010 and all categories for property crime went down as well. "In a word, remarkable," said James Alan Fox, a criminologist at North
A Brazilian citizen and Sedona father of three has been in jail for 881 days accused of molesting his two sons. We are not identifying him so as to protect his children’s privacy. “Most important to me is my children need to know that didn't h
Citizens are expected to know every law. Break one, and you suffer the consequences. Ignorance is no defense, even when it comes to vague, obscure, or densely-written laws. But when law enforcement officials—the people we pay to enforce the criminal
MARK FIORINO'S story has three elements that tend to get people worked up - gun rights, Philly police and YouTube.
In a case decided yesterday, Kentucky v. King, the US Supreme Court has ruled that cops who smell marijuana coming from your home can break down your door and arrest you, just as long as they knock first and claim to have heard you destroying evidenc
Police said a 32-year-old cleaning woman accused Mr. Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in the Sofitel Hotel near Times Square. The alleged victim, a native of Guinea and mother of two, said she entered room 2806, a $3,000-a-night luxury suite,
A judge in Bartow decided to release Ellen Beth Wachs, an outspoken atheist, who has been in jail since Sunday. She was arrested after an incident involving her neighbor's 10-year-old son, and charged with simulation of a sexual act in the presenc
Considering that everybody agrees that Kurtz was videotaping that night, it should be easy to prove his innocence or guilt in this case. The problem is, the videotape and camera have apparently gone missing.
Sure, the "3,000 Boys" are a group of tattooed thugs from Los Angeles who spend a lot of time in jail, share cryptic hand signs, have a cultivated sensitivity to being "dissed," routinely beat up people at parties and instigate fights in bars – but d
The United States now has more prisoners than any other country in the world. Ever. In sheer numbers and as a percentage of the population. Our rate of incarceration is roughly seven times that of Canada or any Western European country. Despite our “
A phenomenon occurs in court where a person appears before a judge who seems to be on top of their case, aware of the issues, interested in the arguments and, maybe, even dubious of the prosecution. To a defendant, it's an exhilarating experience,
Alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk's lawyer called Tuesday for his client to be acquitted in final arguments at the end of a high-profile trial in Germany. Lawyer Ulrich Busch told the court in Munich, where the Ukrainian-born 91-year-ol
The application, “Wireless Tether for Root Users,” is still available on the Android Market. But if you have a phone that’s on the Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile networks, you won’t be able to download or install it.
A onetime Pentagon worker and her lawyer who alleged in a suit that the Sept. 11 attacks were arranged or allowed by U.S. leaders could face sanctions as a result of their appeal. In an opinion (PDF) issued on Wednesday, the New York City-based 2n
Google and Apple have both been in the news lately over details of how both companies’ mobile operating systems store and transmit geolocation data. Google is facing a similar class action lawsuit filed in Detroit on Wednesday.
Of the three judges on the panel, John Mercer Walker, Jr. is first cousin of former President George H.W. Bush and first cousin once removed of George W. Bush. Walker shares a grandfather with the 41st president, George Herbert Walker, . A motion to
"I placed a big order that was $325,000, basically my wife's entire IRA. Now we've spent the last two years checking with Jim [Burg], trying to find out, where is our gold?"
Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed Tuesday that the Justice Department decided not to prosecute a key leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations who allegedly has ties to Hamas via the Holy Land Foundation.