After a 3-day trial and 4 hours of deliberation, a jury found Alvin Schlangen not guilty of three misdemeanor counts of selling unpasteurized milk, operating without a food license and handling adulterated or misbranded food.
A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in a massacre during that country's civil war more than a quarter century ago has been extradited to California where he faces immigration fraud charges.
Italy’s high court has upheld the sentences of 23 CIA operatives convicted of kidnapping a Muslim cleric under the U.S. program of "extraordinary rendition."
During voir dire, it was revealed the jury thought officers has the authority to order someone to close their eyes, to sit on the floor, or to stop holding hands with lovers. We have our work cut out for us if this is what constitutes peers.
A major victory is scored for jury nullification with the acquittal of felony marijuana charges – and it’s all thanks to a “straight-laced little old lady” juror and participant of the Free State Project.
Newly published emails show the top spokeswoman at the U.S. Justice Department regularly collaborating with the liberal advocacy group Media Matters on stories that slam the administration's critics.
American prosecutors hold enormous amounts of authority and the courts have deferred to them at every step. Even when there is prosecutorial misconduct or when prosecutors bring cases to trial while knowing they have no evidence,
“Judge Karnow’s order misapplies the law and punishes the voters in this case for exercising their First Amendment right to petition.”
The lab officials failed to detect obvious signs of problems with a chemist’s work involving drug samples from criminal cases. They compounded that by making the “poor decision” to wait 6 months to alert the state’s public health commissioner
The letters are sent to people who have written bad checks, threatening them with jail if they do not pay up. They bear the seal and signature of the local district attorney’s office. But the letters are from debt-collection companies,
This may seem like a “now for something completely different” post, but this story about Blackwater and a much smaller miscreant is yet another window into our American two tier justice system. Plus you will learn something about gun laws.
Twitter has relented in its fight with New York prosecutors to hand over 3 months worth of messages from an Occupy Wall Street protester ahead of the activist's criminal trial. Twitter had argued that the posts belong to Malcolm Harris and as such it
Beau Biden is Delaware’s Attorney General. 5 years ago, Biden consummated the official cover-up of the police murder of Marine veteran Derek Hale, who was repeatedly shot with a Taser and then gunned down at point-blank range
At a time when states are struggling to reduce bloated prison populations and tight budgets, a private prison management company is offering to buy prisons in exchange for various considerations, including a controversial guarantee that the governme
A Tennessee woman who was accidentally shot in the back of the head by her 11-year-old son now faces charges of child abuse for leaving the gun in a place where the child was able to reach it.
The ACLU has sued the District of Columbia and two police officers for allegedly seizing the cellphone of a man who photographed a police officer allegedly mistreating a citizen, and for then stealing his memory card.
The arrest: I distributed a jury nullification pamphlet printed by the Fully Informed Jury Association and a flyer of my own at the U. S. District Courthouse in Manhattan, NY on 14 occasions...I was arrested on 11 of these occasions and cited 7 times
Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision not to prosecute CIA torturers in two high-profile homicides bows to the political difficulty of going after field agents while sparing superiors, including ex-President George W. Bush. But the all-clear on tor
A woman in Turkey is awaiting trial after beheading a man who she says raped her repeatedly for months and is the father of her unborn child.
A federal judge has rejected the government's efforts to restrict lawyers' access to detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court in Washington says the detainees have the right to meet with their lawyers and
Are we insane? How can we afford to spend more on prisons than on higher education in our increasingly competitive knowledge-based world?
Voter Integrity Project has no evidence of any ballots cast in their names.
A U-Haul truck loaded with equipment for a Monday event featuring Vice President Joe Biden was stolen in Detroit Sunday, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said.
A Pakistani cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy in a case that sparked international concern was remanded in custody Sunday on suspicion of evidence-tampering and desecrating the Koran.
On Friday, the state of Arizona plans to award one lucky – or perhaps just well connected -- company the contract to build and operate 1,000 private prison beds for medium security inmates. This, despite the fact that we have
A group of thieves worked hard for its haul this week in eastern Austria, picking a plantation’s entire crop of elderberries without the owner noticing.
A former programmer for Toyota has been accused of sabotaging applications on the car company’s network and stealing data after he was fired from his job last week, according to a civil complaint filed by the company.
A federal appeals court is being asked to reconsider its earlier ruling that the government may spy on Americans’ communications without warrants and without fear of being sued.
Man convicted of murdering his wife. Police frame up? Police neglected to record any of the interviews with Brad, although they did record many of the interviews with other witnesses. It is probably obvious where this is going.
The former Marine who was unlawfully detained and placed in a psychiatric institution by authorities is filing a civil lawsuit against government officials involved.