Maj. Nidal Hasan has been convicted of premeditated murder for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. That means he's now eligible for the death penalty. Military jurors found the Army psychiatrist guilty for the attack that killed 13 people
In a developing story, Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested, charged with a felonyand suspended without pay for supporting a citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights.
During Kokesh's last court appearance prosecutors continued to object to Kokesh’s release. Judge Broderick ordered prosecutors to submit a written response as to why Kokesh should continue to be held without bail, to justify her decision.
”We of course recognise that this is it – make or break time for us to make the long overdue change occur now – per our core demands and are thus in it for the long haul – the sacrifice is minor compared to what we’ve endured for 30 years!” Todd Ashk
I have previously discussed the pattern of prosecutors in either not charging false rape victims or seeking relatively light sentences despite the incarceration of innocent men. While I would never recommend a prison sentence for a rape victim who
Prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal are pushing the judge to set a September 2014 trial date in the 9/11 case, that could hinge on how deeply the defense is allowed to delve into the defendants' treatment in secret CIA prisons.
Kansas Judge David Byrn was the presiding judge in the case of Robert Nelson, 49, who was sentenced to 70 years for a rape that he insisted that he did not commit. Byrn refused repeated requests from Nelson to prove his innocence
Federal agents have launched a criminal investigation of instructors who claim they can teach job applicants how to pass lie detector tests as part of the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on security violators and leakers.
The story of Alfred Anaya doesn’t stop at the point of his facilitating drug dealing, but with his refusal, after being caught in a sting, to become a DEA rat. For that, the full weight of the government fell hard on him, as a co-conspirator
We know many things about habeas corpus. We know that it goes back to the Magna Carta and that the U.S. Constitution affirmed this bulwark of Anglo-American liberty.
Jesse Jackson, Jr. was sentenced to 2 1/2 years for his crimes while a congressman from Illinois. His wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson was sentenced to 12 months in prison for her role in the crimes. The couple was shocked by sentence,
How is it that 23 years later Israel has no sense of national honor?
Attorney General Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted of low-level offenses to drug treatment
A defendant can be imprisoned, even executed, because a court was able to avoid doing its duty of determining whether he was convicted in accordance with law based upon lack of preservation. Lack of preservation is the ultimate technicality,
For about a year, Greenbank tirelessly pursued a charge he knew to be entirely devoid of merit. His petulant motion to dismiss offers unambiguous proof that his objective was not to convict Hutchens of an actual crime.
A former New York lawyer convicted of helping a jailed Egyptian militant cleric smuggle messages out of prison lost her bid on Friday to be released from prison because she is suffering from terminal cancer. Lynne Stewart, 73, is 3 years
According to the FBI, in 2011 there were 3991.1 arrests for every 100,000 people living in America. That means over the course of a single year, one in 25 Americans was arrested.
The following information comes from Reuters ... The NSA is spying on you and sharing this information with the DEA The DEA is then sharing this information with local law enforcement
[standby attorney] Poppe said Hasan was acting as his own attorney in a way that, "we believe is repugnant to defense counsel and contrary to our professional obligations." Hasan repeatedly asked the judge to allow him to explain why
Big Pharma Wyeth will pay nearly a half-billion dollars in penalties to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from improper marketing of its prescription drug, Rapamune.
Last week, in a piece I wrote for The Huffington Post on the hypocrisy in the Bradley Manning trial, I argued that “The law is for the powerful to defy with impunity, and for the weak to be punished with.”
"FBI allowed informants to commit 5,600 crimes" (actually, 5658 crimes in a single year) and a lede that ends, "…newly disclosed documents … show just how often the nation's top law enforcement agency enlists criminals to help it battle crime."
Thousands of evidence kits collected from rape victims that have sat untested for years in Texas can now be analyzed, thanks to an $11 million budget appropriation earmarked for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in US history, faces the prospect of years of monotony with no Internet access in a small military prison cell but he would likely be allowed to mix with
Despite warnings from California officials, the nation's highest court is refusing to delay the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end to ease overcrowding at 33 adult prisons. In its decision Friday, the Supreme Court dismis
Kruidbos was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that he believed prosecutors had failed to turn over to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws, potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone.
Arman Samsonian, 19, was driving recklessly when he slammed his SUV into a utility pole and a fire hydrant. It was a bad combination. When two individuals ran over to help, they were both electrocuted to death by the electrified water
A divided federal appeals court ruled today that the government does not need a probable-cause warrant to access mobile-phone subscribers’ cell-site information, a decision reversing lower court decisions that said the location data was protected by
The FBI arrested 150 people across the United States on charges of holding children against their will for prostitution, a three-day weekend sweep that officials on Monday called the largest-ever operation against child sex-trafficking.
The verdict in the court-martial of Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, accused of the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, will be read on Tuesday, the presiding judge said on Monday.