Amanda Cruz was adjusting her seatbelt at a traffic light. Little did she know for doing so, she would have to spend the rest of the night behind bars. The 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that her jailing was entirely appropriate.
Shannon Renee McNeal was torn from her screaming children by police who were seeking a woman with a similar name — a woman who they should have known had been murdered seven months before.
“Ready” and “Latta” refer to the names of women to whom the defendant, Crawford, allegedly sold eight-balls of crack monthly for years. While Crawford wasn’t charged with the sales, the government wanted him to pay for them nonetheless
Somebody give this guy a medal!
About 3 years ago, he checked out a G.E.D study guide from a library in Copperas Cove. Last week police arrested him on a warrant for not returning library materials.
Since the billboard went up this month, District prosecutors have been worried that the message could sway their cases. In the past week alone, they have asked judges in three cases to ensure that jurors had neither seen nor been influenced by the b
The FBI, which possesses the technology and power to nudge people towards years of imprisonment, apparently feels a 1-in-5 chance of bagging the wrong man (or woman) is no reason to hold off implementing facial recognition software.
Dave Wright had $16,500 of the crypto-currency Bitcoin transferred from his account without his knowledge.
Penn State has announced that it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men to settle claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The 16-year old girl was reportedly attacked, beaten and then raped by six men as she returned from her grandfather’s funeral in western Kenya in June, before the gang dumped her, bleeding and unconscious, in a deep sewage ditch.
In State v. Terrence Miller, 4 state supreme court justices—over a lone dissent—affirmed the conviction of a man indicted on drug charges who met his lawyer for the first time for a few minutes in a stairwell at the courthouse on the morning of trial
In 2008 we saw the opening of a scandal in Pennsylvania where juvenile court judges were sentencing youths to prison for minor offenses because they had received money from sources in the private prison industry. Two judges were convicted
The Justice Department for the first time has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from a warrantless wiretap, a move that is expected to set up a Supreme Court test of whether such eavesdropping is constitutional.
[this is wow!] A Wisconsin mother-to-be is challenging her state’s fetal protection law after she was arrested following a prenatal visit where she admitted taking a drug used to treat painkiller dependency.
The government’s “unreasonably burdensome” demands “fundamentally destroyed the company as a whole... no company could possible tell its clients that it offers a secure service if its keys have been handed over to the government,”
Mizanskey has been in a Missouri prison for 20+ years for violating the state’s “prior and persistent drug offender” statute, which resembles the “3 strike” laws with a notable exception: it doesn’t require any of the offenses be of a violent nature.
Two Washington state men will get $10.5 million after spending 17 years in prison for a rape they didn't commit. It's easy to dismiss these exoneration stories as the product of an imperfect system that sometimes makes mistakes. But
The magistrate last month rejected Beene's motion to suppress the evidence, arguing the driveway is not a space protected by the Fourth Amendment.
ATF agents had themselves a fine CI, and it would be a shame to waste him. So they brought him from Miami to Phoenix, paid him $100 a day and instructed him to hang around in bars and see if he can find someone willing to commit a crime.
A North Texas woman was handcuffed, stripped down and booked into jail – all because of an overdue traffic ticket. It was just a ticket. Sarah Boaz was cited in August after an officer said she ran a stop sign.
But as soon as he exited the luxury department store, undercover officers grabbed Christian and asked “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,” according to the suit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme C
Judge Coker communicated information about the Reeves case to the assistant district attorney prosecuting the case; to suggest questions for the prosecutor to ask during the trial; to ensure that a prior witness was able to rehabilitate his testimony
James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School and former defense attorney, notes in his excellent lecture on why it is never a good idea to talk to the police:
An identity theft service that sold Social Security and drivers license numbers — as well as bank account and credit card data on millions of Americans — purchased much of its data from Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, according to a
“I am not a crook,” Jamie Dimon might as well have been insisting in his five telephone calls these past two weeks with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that a criminal investigation of JPMorgan Chase be dropped as part of a plea deal on wha
His real crime was being less sophisticated than the big players in a system that rewards self-interest while pretending otherwise
The Kansas Supreme Court unanimously decided to indefinitely suspend the law license of Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, best known for aggressively attacking Planned Parenthood and abortion-provider George Tiller after being elected.
The corrections dept. claims prisoners housed in “Security Housing Units” aren't in solitary, but Mendez raised concerns about prisoners confined to their cells for more than 22 hours per day with almost no social contact and for years at a time.
U.S. officials on Friday arrested a 25-year-old man in a New York suburb and charged him with trying to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, one of the most active wings of the militant network.
The reason federal prosecutors are keeping mum, and violating federal rules requiring the government to tell defendants where evidence was obtained, is such a concession would pave the way for a challenge to the constitutionality of the surveillance