One Senate Republican likes Gitmo so much she wants to build a new offshore detention center—or at least force President Obama to allow Guantanamo to accept new detainees, which it hasn't done since he first took office and issued an executive order
Prison officials in North Carolina are calling for a criminal investigation after inmates alleged correctional officers forced them to rub habanero hot sauce on their genitals, resulting in painful blisters.
A forensic chemist at a Massachusetts crime lab was arrested for tampering with drug evidence recently. A bad egg or the product of perverse incentives?
At Quantico, he said, he was isolated in a 6-by-8-foot cell, monitored constantly by guards and awakened periodically during the night. He called the intake process when he first arrived at Quantico “a shark-attack environment.”
Marine Corps Pvt. Lazzaric T. Caldwell slit his wrists and spurred a legal debate that’s consuming the Pentagon, as well as the nation’s top military appeals court.
A war veteran who claims he was falsely arrested, beaten, and almost died due to neglect in an Oakland prison has launched legal action against the jail, claiming his pleas for help were ignored. Kayvan Sabeghi, 33, was arrested during an Occupy rall
A disturbing video of an arrest that took place in Hurst, Texas shows a deranged police officer sprinting into a park and thrusting a knee into the back of a teenager’s head, then screaming “move and die” repeatedly, before identifying himself on cam
In court Monday, Boniek appeared without an attorney but with many supporters, who filled the courtroom to standing room only save for a few other citizens and attorneys who were present for unrelated court matters. Boniek told Budeski he had conc
Judge orders repayment of $1.3bn to 'vulture funds' as debt campaigners hit out at speculators' behaviour
An anti-piracy company has found itself in the middle of a huge controversy. CIAPC, the company that had The Pirate Bay blocked by ISPs in Finland, tracked an alleged file-sharer and demanded a cash settlement. However, the Internet account holder re
The New York City police officer accused of stalking more than 100 women allegedly planned to have “girl meat” as his Thanksgiving meal, prosecutors said during his bail hearing Tuesday.
Two Florida teenagers were arrested for stealing and killing a family’s pet turkey after admitting they planned to eat it, WALA-TV reported on Wednesday.
The Canada Plastic Bag Association on Tuesday joined a growing number of groups suing Toronto, Canada’s largest city, to stop a proposed ban on plastic shopping bags.
A 13-year-old schoolgirl in Florida was shot dead Tuesday by another student as she was being transported on a school bus with her younger sister and eight other children, police said.
By state law, medical marijuana is legal in Montana. Federal law, however, is another matter, as Chris Williams sadly found out.
Troubled Twinkie maker Hostess Brands and the unions representing its striking workers agreed to start mediation hearings on Tuesday at the urging of a bankruptcy court judge.
The United Nations on Monday called for stronger prosecutions of pirates and more action by shipping companies to deter bandits at sea.
The producers of “The Hobbit” movies on Tuesday rejected allegations that animals died on set during the making of director Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated Tolkien trilogy in New Zealand.
A man exonerated last week but kept imprisoned per the Virginia attorney general's orders. Jonathan Montgomery was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison in 2008 for the 2000 sexual assault of a woman who had fabricated the assault story.
There is a legal showdown brewing between the federal government and two states whose residents voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana earlier this month
Oil giant BP will fork over the largest criminal penalty in the history of the United States and plead guilty to criminal misconduct, sources report, with more charges possibly forthcoming over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Justice Department isn’t exactly winnings its war on intellectual property theft — the attorney general says so himself.
A video shot 10 years ago in Chicago provides an excellent educational tool in how to deal with cops who try to intimidate you from recording them. The ironic part of the video is police did have the legal right to arrest the man
Britain's government has attempted since 2001 to remove Abu Qatada, who was convicted in his absence in Jordan over terror plots in 1999 and 2000, but has been repeatedly thwarted by European and British courts. [choice quotes]
Last Wednesday, sailors aboard the Argentine naval ship held in Ghana by hedge fund manager Paul Singer drew their guns.
Torres' lawyers hit the state's Vital Records Office with a subpoena, seeking all documents the department had for their client. After weeks of stalling, OVR responded with a sworn statement they were "all of the documents in possession of
A man imprisoned for nearly four decades for the killing of two 20-year-olds pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree murder charges in a move that secured his freedom.
An Ohio lawyer who created sexually explicit images of children as part of a legal defense in child pornography trials must pay the children's parents $300,000, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Tucson gunman Jared Loughner stared at each other for several minutes straight during Loughner's sentencing. Loughner was sentenced to 7 consecutive life terms, plus 140 years.
It’s been a while since we visited the Steven Hayne saga in Mississippi. There was some big news today. If you’ll remember, when my story about Hayne broke and the Innocence Project went after him a short time later, Hayne was asked by the Jackson