Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday implored Senate colleagues to support a sweeping overhaul of federal sentencing guidelines, saying they disproportionately affect minorities and are reminiscent of Jim Crow-era laws.
The 129-page order below identifies “unprecedented events and acts” of misconduct by prosecutors. It also details how the Justice Department resisted the court’s efforts to discover the truth about these allegations. In the end, the Court ordered
The trial of the alleged masterminds of the September 11, 2001 attacks may be delayed until early next year in order to allow time to fix problems with the Pentagon computer systems.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders back into American communities in order to comply with a Supreme Court decision authored by Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer,.......
The famed defense lawyer talks to Lew Rockwell about our Stalinist justice system.
A Florida pastor has been arrested before he could set fire to almost 3,000 Qurans.
There is assumption that whoever is running the indigent defense has at least a little interest in criminal defense-stuff, like Gideon, the Constitution, zealousness. What if they didn’t? What if they didn’t care about much of anything at all?
We previously discussed the shocking sentence handed down by Montana Judge Baugh to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old student. Stacey Rambold, 54, was given 30 days in jail after Baugh found that the victim was “older than her age.”
“Fifty years ago, in the landmark case Brady v. Maryland, the Supreme Court laid down a fundamental principle about the duty of prosecutors — to seek justice in fair trials, not merely to win convictions by any means.
Chad Dixon ran the “PolygraphExpert.net” website teaching people how to defeat polygraph tests, was sentenced to 8 months in jail for threatening national security by teaching government job applicants how to beat lie-detector tests.
The Ohio Highway Patrol does not want to give up dashcam footage of a traffic stop from 2 years ago. Motorist Mark Miller insists the video record of a July 15, 2011 drunk driving stop exists, but state officials refuse to disclose it, citing an exem
An Oak Ridge physician named in a federal lawsuit over an invasive rectal examination has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges following a domestic dispute at his Knoxville home.
The family says they had been routinely harassed for years by local law enforcement. This harassment seemed to begin when the light-skinned Colomb boys began dating white girls, including the daughter of a local deputy....
Police documents show Beasley then got out of his car and went up to Stuart. Stuart claims he shot Beasley in self-defense. The case against Stuart encountered lengthy delays. Multiple defense attorneys were appointed and later withdrew. Stuart,
A Montana judge under fire for his comments about a 14-year-old victim in a schoolhouse rape case has ordered a new sentencing hearing for the former teacher who received just 30 days in prison for the crime.
Dookhan stands accused of faking test results, tampering with evidence and routinely ignoring testing protocols. With thousands of challenges making their way through the court system, many believe it will be years before the cases are cleared.
Funding crime labs through court-assessed fees creates another channel for bias to enter crime lab analyses. In jurisdictions with this practice the crime lab receives a sum of money for each conviction of a given type.
More than a year after being unlawfully arrested as part of a malicious raw milk sting initiated by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Victoria Bloch, one of "The Rawesome Three," has come out with more sordid details about her
The attorney for the city of Union, William “Billy” Whitney Jr., 65,, has been arrested after being accused of dismissing criminal defendants in exchange for sexual favors. He was employed as a prosecuting attorney for Union in 2011 and
A military jury on Wednesday sentenced a U.S. Army psychiatrist to death for murdering 13 people in 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas, where he gunned down unarmed soldiers in what he later called retaliation for U.S. wars in the Muslim world.
Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, is a former teacher who confessed to a sexual relationship with Cherice Morales, a 14-year-old girl at his high school — a girl who later committed suicide. Despite the original charge of multiple counts of statutory rape and
George Zimmerman wants Florida to reimburse him for the costs of mounting his defense in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman's attorney plans to file a motion to recoup as much as $300,000 in legal costs spent defending Zimmerman.
“I’ve never dealt with a child this young being accused of a crime,” Quanell X said. “In fact this was nothing more than inappropriate horseplay that has now led to a child that is 10-years-old being charged with aggravated rape.”
John Stuart's Murder Trial came to a close today with the defense resting. Closing Arguments will have started. If you are interested the courtroom is spacious with plenty of room for spectators in the gallery and by god comfortable seating!
The April 2010 British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was one of the worst environmental accidents in U.S. history, but what is perhaps equally damaging are the legal machinations which have since occurred behind the scenes.
Dookhan has been indicted on 27 charges including fabricating test results and tampering with drug evidence. Dookhan test a few samples but then list them all positive, and would take cocaine from another sample and add to a sample that tested negati
The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer was actually an undercover US immigration officer.
The use of confidential informants and prisoner association to determine when a prisoner may be part of a gang or a “security threat group.” If a prison is designated as a member of an STG, he can be isolated for years with little redress
The report’s narrative included several mentions of Hastings’s alleged use of various narcotics, apparently based largely upon comments from the brother who was attempting to intervene.
After eluding the police for more than a week, Alejandro Gonzalez surrendered in San Jose on January 10, 2011.