Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire and a close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron, was formally charged on Tuesday, along with her husband and four others, of perverting the course of justice in the hacki
A death penalty case long surrounded by questions has been brought to the surface again, with a new report suggesting that the 1989 execution of Carlos DeLuna killed an innocent man. DeLuna's is not the first case to raise such red flags.
The judge overseeing the criminal trial of John Edwards will sharply curtail the testimony of a key witness for the defense who could raise doubt about whether the former presidential candidate broke campaign finance laws. Edwards’ lawyers had int
The House will re-ignite a debate this week that last year sparked public outrage and a White House veto threat: Can terror suspects on U.S. soil be detained indefinitely?
By his 14th birthday, Tommy Londo was addicted to crack cocaine. With both parents in prison, he grew up on the streets of Phoenix, homeless and uneducated. He spent his teens in and out of mental hospitals and shelters.
Had she been facing the death penalty, she would have had the right to introduce mitigating evidence, but no such right extended to defendants facing mandatory life sentences.
A solid case for the prosecution of Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney, their legal counsel and others, for war crimes, crimes against the peace, torture, and crimes against humanity has been established at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal with a guil
The trial of the alleged masterminds of 9/11, which began last week at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will address some of the most profound issues of our era. Are natural rights truly inalienable, as Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Decla
If you thought Mitt Romney was a robotic cyborg programmed by the Republican Party solely to give Barack Obama a run for his money, think again.
An innocent man was arrested and jailed for nearly two days for a crime allegedly committed by his now-dead twin brother. "If they would've trusted me, if they would've given me the benefit of the doubt, if they would've done that, none of this wo
The New York Court of Appeals just ruled that "viewing" child porn online is not the same as "possessing" it. But is the idea of "possessing" a digital file outdated?
The federal appeals court in Washington has effectively blunted a 2008 Supreme Court decision giving terrorist suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay naval brig the right to contest their confinement.
With Congress getting ready to assemble the next big defense authorization bill, two House members are coming together across party lines to ensure that everyone arrested in the United States—even suspected terrorists—gets a fair trial.
Edmond Demiraj, had agreed to testify against an Albanian mobster charged with human smuggling in exchange for a promise that he and his family would be kept safe. When the mobster fled before his trial, the authorities deported Mr. Demiraj to Albani
Witnesses including victims of torture at the hands of British and U.S. American agencies and forces in Iraq and Afghanistan gave testimony
The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America’s first county jail devoted to veteran inmates
Lawyer: Detainees Use 'Peaceful Resistance to an Unjust System'
Lawyers for 5 men charged before a military commission with conspiring in the attacks of Sept. 11 complained that the process was rigged to lead to the execution of their clients, and they offered new details and explanations for a sometimes chaotic
It’s not enough that David Goss was shot in the stomach by a trespasser last June after he had ordered the intruder to leave. Because that trespasser wore a government-issued costume, Goss will spend the next 4 years in a cage
Even without passing new legislation regulating what Americans can and can’t do on the Web, recently unsealed court records reveal that federal authorities took down a music website for one year without ever filing charges.
Mexican authorities say that, since 2008, criminal gangs have robbed so many trucks carrying gold shipments that some mining companies have been forced to switch to aerial transportation.
The men never entered formal pleas, but Mohammed told the court he would confess to planning the attacks and dismissed the justice system, saying, "After torturing, they transferred us to inquisition land in Guantanamo."
A MEMBER OF the Colwyn Police Department is under investigation for repeatedly using a Taser on a juvenile while the boy was in a holding cell last week, according to borough officials and sources. The 17-year-old boy was arrested for fighting on
The man accused of using a fake identity to set up a bogus Navy Veterans charity (and then pocket millions in donations) has been captured, but authorities still have no idea who he is. In interviews with investigators, the fugitive who was captur
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Federal agents announced on Tuesday that they successfully thwarted plans to blow up a bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. What was left out of most reports, however, was that the FBI was instrumental in plotting the potential attack.
I keep thinking of an episode of the 1973 TV show, “Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders.” Homicide detective Kojak suspects that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.
Mothballed for a decade, the Joliet Correctional Center could be temporarily reopened to serve as a detention facility for those arrested for serious offenses during the May 20-21 NATO summit.
2 men stood in the same courtroom where they were convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to life in prison for a rape and shooting that happened 30 years ago. This time they were one step closer to exiting the hell that consumed the last three
Testing a new legal strategy, Troy Anderson's lawyers will argue that his isolation violates federal disability law.