Jury Independence Illustrated is designed to excite and inform potential jurors to a specific, largely-unknown power they have – a transformative role that could radically shift the criminal justice system. [PDF download link]
Edwards violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, the government alleges, by encouraging two wealthy supporters to fork over more than $900,000 that was used to cover up his affair with a campaign aide who bore him a child.
Kurtz faces a maximum sentence of 6 years in prison for the allegations of Obstruction of a Police Officer, Battery on a Law Enforcement officer and Resisting Arrest without Violence. This stemming from an incident before 2 AM New Years day when Kurt
A group of activists gathered across from the Courthouse in New York City to demand the maximum sentencing for NYPD officers at the center of the well-publicized “rape cops” trial. Acquitted of rape, despite substantial evidence against them,
The case against a Rochester woman arrested while videotaping police has been dismissed.
Early Monday afternoon, demonstrators rallied outside the Hall of Justice in support of Emily Good, the city woman who was arrested while videotaping police o
A jury convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday of nearly all the corruption charges against him, including that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat.
Blagojevich had faced 20 charges, including the Se
The population of our National Prisons has nearly tripled. This is an orchestrated event! 1 in 18 American men are now incarcerated or being monitored. America leads the world in per capita imprisonment and the privatization of the our corrections
But on Thursday, in another 5-to-4 decision, the court disappointed law enforcement officials by reaffirming Melendez-Diaz. The court went on to extend the Melendez-Diaz decision, saying that what it called surrogate testimony would not do.
Six men were indicted on federal drug charges on Friday in connection with more than 90,000 marijuana plants stumbled on by bear hunters in a remote patch of forest that local authorities described as the largest cannabis farm ever found in Oregon.
Justice David Prosser, who already had his share of press this year after long-fought re-election campaign to Wisconsin's Supreme Court, is again in the spotlight after allegedly grabbing one of his colleagues around the neck during an argument.
You miss the main threat posed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s assuming the power to spy on all of us by physical surveillance, covert infiltration and even trash-picking, all without reasonable grounds for suspicion, much less the constitut
In conjunction with the launch of HuffPost's Crime vertical, senior writer and criminal justice reporter Radley Balko looks at several myths and misconceptions about the criminal justice system. Balko looks at double jeopardy, enhanced sentencing and
A Davis woman whose Oak Avenue rental home was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents — an incident she said terrified the residents — continues to pursue answers regarding the agency’s actions that spring morning.
A Colorado woman who stabbed two burglars at her home - killing one - is now facing murder charges.
Karen Elaine Cordova, 48, of Erie, Colo., was arrested on Monday, two days after cops said she stabbed the men with a five-inch blade after they br
A jail video in Cleveland surfaced disputing official police statements on a booking incident last January, where the arrestee claimed police brutality. During the pretrial, prosecutors subpoenaed the surveillance tape but were told that it did not e
Weapons smuggled into Mexico as part of a US sting operation -- and then lost -- have been linked to numerous killings, including that of an American federal agent, a congressional report disclosed Wednesday.
Manning's motive?: Manning was asked to help investigate, arrest, and presumably rendition for torture, professors who had written a study of how the money for reconstruction in Iraq was actually being spent.
After the United States Court of Appeals reaffirmed "speech, such as parody and rhetorical hyperbole, which cannot reasonably be taken as stating actual fact, enjoys the full protection of the First Amendment," a judge held a deputy district attorney
Does barking at a police dog constitute "fighting words?"
Mason Prosecutor Bethany Bennett thinks so. She is using that argument to try to keep a judge from dismissing a charge against Ryan Stephens on free speech grounds.
Stephens, 25, faces u