Several managers and employees of the Clark County Family Court are under investigation in the wake of an alleged sexual assault on a woman in court by a court marshal as a judge looked on and did nothing, and then arrested her for the disturbance
A defendant arrives to retain legal services, having more than sufficient assets to hire counsel of choice. A deal is struck. A check is written. Counsel gears up, ready to defend his client, then poof, the check bounces. Not for insufficient funds.
Anna Smith is a mother of two who lives in rural Idaho, works the night shift as a nurse and goes to the gym often. She rarely follows the news and knows little about the debate over government surveillance and privacy that has rocked Washington in r
The oil services giant Halliburton agreed Thursday to plead guilty to destroying evidence during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in 2010, admitting to one count of criminal conduct and agreeing to pay the $200,000 maximum statutory fine....
Halliburton agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Halliburton's guilty plea is the third by a company over the spill and requires the world's second-largest oilfield services company to pay
Does the US Government have rose colored glasses when it looks at itself administering justice for an individual after the demands of the public to instigate a prosecution are satisfied by an individual going to prison?
I meant to post this earlier...July 18th interview. Get to see his cell. A somewhat sympathetic interview. Kokesh getting all the mileage out of the free publicity provided by the government as possible while defense lawyers cringe.
During one of our class discussions about wrongful convictions I presented the question, “What do you fear the most, the guilty going free or the innocent being convicted?” The majority of students said they feared the guilty going free the most.
Quintton Jones was fined $100. He showed up for his court date, but left before being excused, saying he had to take care of his sick grandmother. "I did take it seriously I just couldn't stay at all I thought he'd let me off but he didn't," said Jon
It is time people for the spirit of civil disobedience to rear its head. Short of not complying with any form of gun confiscation. The type of peaceful revolution that I am proposing can be effective without ever firing a shot.Entered By: Dave Hodges
Two dozen United States Army generals converged here this week from their posts around the world, not for high-level discussions on the future of warfare, but to be considered as jurors in the court-martial of one of their peers.
The US Justice Dept, overseen by Attorney General Eric Holder, has ordered the Sanford, Florida police department to keep possession of all the evidence from George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial - including his gun.
Mike Wasdin and Shelton 4409 debate the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. Was it murder or self-defense?
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said investment firms that repeatedly violate the law should be concerned that they will eventually be held accountable.
Speaking at the NAACP’s annual convention in Orlando, Holder said the time had come “to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods.”
John Gross III, a 48-year-old Californian, became another casualty in the federal government’s escalating war on marijuana. He plead guilty and was sentenced to 19-plus years for creating and running a medical marijuana dispensary
A black woman in Florida confronting an abusive husband fired a warning shot into the wall to stop his advance. Corey brought charges, a jury convicted (after deliberating for 12 minutes), and the woman was sentence to 20 years in prison.
By now, the basic outline of the confrontation between the 29-year-old volunteer watch coordinator and the 17-year-old Miami Gardens, Fla., student have become familiar through wall-to-wall television coverage and thousands of news stories. Prosec
Except it didn't happen. The kids never beat and raped a woman in Central Park, and were coerced into false confessions. Of course, we didn't learn that until much later, after the wilding scare had done its damage to our laws, procedures and
Elizabeth Coker, a District Judge in Texas, appears to want to be both judge and prosecutor at trial, but clearly not the defendant. Coker has admitted to sending text messages to a prosecutor to suggest examination questions during a trial.
Circuit Judge Debra Nelson seemed intent on the most recent charge of withholding text messages to want to avoid the issue, but she earlier held a sanctions hearing with the testimony of the man who brought the violation to the attention of the defen
The six-person jury -- all women -- basically had three choices: to find Zimmerman guilty of second-degree murder; to find him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter; or to find him not guilty.
This morning, Justin Carter, his mother Jennifer, his father Jack, and his two attorneys Chad Van Brunt and Donald Flanary spoke with CNN's Kat Bolduan on News Day.
The Post Office has admitted that software defects have occurred with a computer system at the center of a bitter dispute with some of its postmasters. More than 100 were wrongly prosecuted, lost their homes and a few went to prison.
Her conviction was thrown out by the US Court of Appeals because of a tainted confession supposedly obtained by a Phoenix police officer with an extensive record of misconduct. At Milke’s original trial, it was his word against hers,
Prosecutors in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial want to ask jurors to consider lesser charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter and are also seeking a child abuse charge against Zimmerman since Trayvon Martin was 17
The so-called peacekeepers are part of a large and growing division within DOJ called the Community Relations Service that actively worked to foment unrest, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to train protestors throughout Florida.
The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked "in a number of ways" by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida. "It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn't care if it got dismissed later," he said.
A hostile exchange took place in the courtroom today where George Zimmerman is on trial for second degree murder as Judge Debra Nelson questioned the defendant about his plans to testify.
For the first time, lawyers for accused theater shooter James Holmes say he killed 12 people and wounded dozens more at an Aurora movie theater last summer. But Holmes' lawyers say he was "in the throes of a psychotic episode" at the time.