Advocating for a controversial legal tactic known as jury nullification can get U.S. citizens prosecuted for jury tampering, according to one Manhattan prosecutor who’s pursuing that very charge against a 79-year-old former chemistry professor. In
Dr. Murray is no doubt wishing he hadn’t done that Michael Jackson documentary after an angry judge cited them several times to explain why he was sentencing the late pop star’s doctor to the max possible: four years in the slammer.
Several years ago, James Bovard wrote that large numbers of Americans working in government positions simply are not subject to obeying laws that other Americans must follow – or go to prison. Lest anyone doubt what he says
Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old.
Lee Anthony Evans, a mason, plumber and father charged last year with committing five cold-case murders that no one could prove ever happened, turned around and went back to his old life on Wednesday with the same scowl he wore at his arrest.
But Mr. Arbabsiar’s lawyer said that she intended to seek a hearing on whether the “consent was freely given, or whether it was unlawfully extracted,” given the gap in time between her client’s arrest and his initial court appearance in New York
Former FBI director Louis Freeh, tapped to lead Penn State's investigation into the child sex abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach, said his inquiry will go as far back as 1975, a much longer period than a grand jury report iss
"I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry. ... It's the big secret," Feldman said. The "casting couch," also applied to children.
Brief e-mail from Ed. John is interviewing jurors now on what they felt so hopefully a report tonight from John or Ed. Hopefully the vote was big in his favor which will make the prosecutor less likely to go back to trial.
The metastasizing of federal laws has ensured that seemingly innocuous behavior without any criminal intent behind it can lead to a conviction for a federal crime. Artists, doctors, and even professional baseball players have reason to fear the feder
The 606-count indictment alleges that the two title officers, Gary Trafford and Gerri Sheppard, directed employees under their supervision to forge their names on foreclosure documents, then notarize the forged signatures, so that it appeared that th
'That was really a sad scene for me to see a Houston police officer posing for a photograph with Ms. LaBelle literally standing over the blood of cadet King,' said King's lawyer.
Santa Cruz Treasurer-Tax Collector said the banks, which were handling some of the county’s bond investments, had engaged in unacceptable practices that should alarm any official charged with handling public dollars.
Ten years ago, a 21-year-old woman named Tonya Hart was shot to death in a Moscow, Idaho trailer court. Two years later, a local man named David J. Meisner, who confessed to the crime during a recorded police interrogation, was convicted of murder an
Davis, who lives in Idaho, is among tens of thousands of Americans who have declared themselves sovereign citizens above the government's jurisdiction and not obligated to pay taxes.
Parents fearful of vaccinations are being warned by a federal prosecutor that making a deal with a stranger who promises to mail them lollipops licked by children with chickenpox isn’t just a bad idea, it’s against the law.
Cook County prosecutors today vacated the rape and murder convictions of three of five men sent to prison for the slaying of 14-year-old girl in 1991, after DNA testing earlier this year connected a convicted rapist to the crime. The prosecutors plan
Must see! Sheriffs from 8 counties in Oregon and California talk about Federal and State intrusion, and taking back our country.
Death row inmate Hank Skinner’s trial judge once again denied Skinner DNA testing this afternoon, in spite of the new law in Texas I mentioned in the post below. Here’s the statement from Skinner’s attorney:
Supervisor Jeff Stone introduced an ordinance this week seeking reimbursements for the cost of jailing inmates that an estimated $143 dollars per day. Stone told the Riverside Press Enterprise the county could reap as much as a $5 million windfall
The first batch of 78 protesters from among hundreds arrested for disorder over the last six weeks filed into New York State court, nearly all of them telling a judge that they were innocent and demanding a jury trial to clear their names.
The arresting officer came by the cell, Samantha Zucker said, to make snide remarks about finding her with a friend in Riverside Park after its 1 a.m. closing. “He was telling me that I needed to get a new boyfriend, that I should get a guy who take
In 2008, it was discovered that a supervisor for the Houston Police Department had falsified BAT van inspection records for at least the previous eighteen months, thereby calling into question test results in at least 2,600 cases.
A reduction in federal prison sentences for crack cocaine took effect on Tuesday in a move that could let an estimated 12,000 inmates go free early. The changes reduce federal penalties for more addictive crack cocaine to bring them more in line w
The financial woes of Las Vegas-based copyright trolling firm Righthaven worsened Saturday when one of the defendants it unsuccessfully sued for infringement asked a judge to allow seizure of the firm’s assets
Hundreds of New York City cops crammed into a courthouse Friday in support of fellow officers accused of crimes, blocking photojournalists from accessing the courtroom, including one instance of grabbing a videographer's lens and shoving him backward
"The reliability of the BAT vans has come into serious question by the chief prosecutor of Harris County herself," declared a defense attorney in a DWI trial. "If they're so unreliable, then why are you prosecuting someone with evidence you deem unre
29 protesters arrested in Nashville at 3 AM on Friday for refusing to comply with a newly-enacted city rule banning “overnight occupation” have been released after a judge refused to sign criminal trespassing warrants against them.
The case against Chris Geo, who was arrested in August after video recording in front of a FEMA warehouse, was dismissed. Geo was charged with failure to comply with a federal officer after he refused to provide his identification.
David Friedman explains the legal systems of many cultures, past and present.