The question before the nine justices, seemingly split along non-ideological lines, is whether defendants can be prevented from using assets frozen by a pretrial order for their legal defense without a court hearing on the matter.
Five weeks ago, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, a seventh grader in Lakeland in central Florida, jumped to her death from an abandoned cement factory silo after enduring a year, on and off, of face-to-face and online bullying.
Maryland Attorney General Gansler regularly ordered state troopers assigned to drive him to turn on the lights and sirens on the way to routine appointments, directing them to speed, run red lights and bypass traffic jams by using the shoulder,
Today on The Attorney For Freedom Show our guest is Radley Balko. We will be discussing his book, Rise of the Warrior Cop.
Koch's partner, Amanda Clarke, will tell you that all prisoners are political prisoners. Koch, however, fits a more traditional definition of the term. He has not been charged with or convicted of any crime. Legally, his incarceration is not consider
If a terrorist was sent directly to court, the government might never know what intelligence he had. With the black sites closed and Obama refusing to send more people to Guantanamo, it wasn't obvious where to hold people for interrogation.
Christian Adamek, 15, hanged himself and died this morning from his injuries, Madison County Coroner said. Adamek’s death came less than a week after he was arrested for streaking across the Sparkman High football field during a football game
When Rick Horowitz and Jeff Gamso ripped the decision of Sam D’Aquilla, District Attorney of Lousisiana’s 20th Judicial District and the brains behind reindicting Herman Wallace in the hours before his death from cancer, they noted
On September 3, an Ohio prison inmate named Ariel Castro reportedly hanged himself with a bed sheet in his prison cell. Castro thus robbed the State of Ohio of its opportunity to take his life naturally. Castro had been sentenced only weeks earlier
“Dread Pirate Roberts”, clean-cut Ross William Ulbricht wore jail-issued red shirt and pants and ankle restraints before a U.S. magistrate judge. He conferred with his court-appointed attorney, then scanned the packed courtroom gallery before facing
We often hear the phrase “the punishment should fit the crime,” and I'm quite certain that many people believe that to be a cornerstone of common law. It is certainly the primary concept of retributive justice, and is contrasted by the legal theory
the standard conditions of supervised release, which the judge pronounced to include: “participate in an approved program of sex offender evaluation and treatment, which may include . . . plethysmograph examinations, as directed by the probati
Most of my time is spent defending major felony cases. However, once in a while I accept a misdemeanor case that is so obviously an injustice that any prosecutor would immediately dismiss the case; or so I thought.
The American system of justice is indeed in major need of overhaul when, in one place, you can get a month in jail for raping a child, but in another, you can get several months in jail for daring to sell milk that wasn't government approved.
A 29-year-old man named Ross Ulbricht has been arrested for allegedly being the owner of Silk Road, an anonymous Internet marketplace best known as a destination for buying illegal drugs.
No one is arguing that the info was available via search — but rather that it was incredibly wide open because of a security hole, and you’d need some level of technical proficiency to figure it out, but as far as I know there’s no law making it ille
Wallace’s defense attorney, George Kendall; and Jackie Sumell, an artist and Wallace supporter who is with him at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. "This is a tremendous victory and a miracle that Herman Wallace will die
Adam Kokesh UPDATE, from his GF Carey Wedler: $50,000 Theft, Gropey Female Guards, Present Condition, Future Plans
We broadcast from New Orleans, Louisiana, the heart of the world’s prison capital, where more people are behind bars any other state per capita — an incarceration rate 13 times that of China.
Mr. Nacchio still believes his insider-trading prosecution was government retaliation for rebuffing requests in 2001 from the NSA to access his customers' phone records. His plans to use that belief as a defense at trial never materialized
Jared James Abrahams, a 19-year-old computer science student from Temecula, California, surrendered on Thursday to the FBI on federal extortion charges, the agency announced.
An admitted rapist and former high school teacher in Montana was released today after serving a 30-day prison sentence for raping a 14-year-old girl who later committed suicide. Stacey Rambold, 54, left the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge afte
A federal prosecutor wanted him to get 10 years in prison. Harkonen’s crime, according to the US government and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, was willfully overstating in a press release the evidence for benefit of a drug his company made.
“the prevalence of prison occupancy guarantee provisions in prison privatization contracts.” 65% of the contracts contained occupancy requirements that ranged between 80% and 100%–with 90% being the most frequent quota guarantee.
Gang violence is afflicting some of our major cities, Chicago chief amongst them.
A Texas appellate court has overturned the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) for allegedly scheming to influence Texas state elections with corporate money.
Halliburton pleaded guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Justice Department said. Halliburton was sentenced to the maximum fine allowed.
It’s an outcome that has vexed the public since the financial crisis of 2008. The government says there is wrongdoing at a large bank and makes it pay a fine. But senior executives who seemed to play a role in the missteps are not singled out for
Sen. Paul Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Mandatory Minimum Sentences
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.