Newly discovered evidence the prosecutor in the case concealed a deal with a jailhouse informant whose testimony was a key part of the execution decision. The battle to clear Mr. Willingham’s name offers evidence an innocent man was executed
Japanese authorities Wednesday launched an investigation into the alleged theft of bitcoins from the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox.
Is the groundwork for the "transitioning out" of the US Attorney General being laid? From Reuters:
David Epperson admitted he touched the bare breasts of 2 female inmates and touched the genital area of one of them. However, US District Judge David Sam repeatedly questioned the victim’s credibility before sentencing Epperson to probation
In a growing scandal, investigators have discovered drugs sent to the Delaware Medical Examiner's Office for testing have gone missing – sometimes replaced with fakes – imperiling more than a dozen drug prosecutions and possibly many more.
The Tennessee Supreme Court decided the only use for roadside sobriety tests is to collect evidence AGAINST motorists, using them to convict individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol. Overturned a decision that a driver who passed tests
When former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik -- who once ran the Big Apple lockup Rikers Island -- walked into a federal penitentiary as a prisoner in 2010, it was, he said, like "dying with your eyes open."
A man who was framed by a rogue detective and served 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit will receive $6.4 million from the City of New York in a settlement that came before a civil rights lawsuit was even filed, lawyers involved in the
It’s no secret that FBI employees excel at foiling plots of their own creation, which is why it’s important for any thinking person to question whatever “official” line is touted as fact, not just point out the dubious use of resources but to help to
That conviction was upheld by the Arizona Court of Appeals, which ruled that although the arrest was unwarranted and illegal, Bear had engaged in an illegal act of “self-help” by refusing to submit to abduction with appropriate meekness.
The judge in the Baseline Killer civil case ruled yesterday that the City of Phoenix owed no legal duty to process the DNA evidence in its crime lab because both the victims and the perpetrator were then unknown to the City.
An article by Florida lawprof John Stinneford, entitled “The Illusory Eighth Amendment.” As much fun as the 8th may be, the part that made this had little to do with it, but rather with the Supreme Court’s punting in Miranda v. Arizona.
I got a call from my friend Daryl Brooks last week. You may recall that he did time for a travesty of justice that I will not get into. To this day he has denied the allegations.
Iran just let 15 death row prisoners go free because they were able to memorize the Quran
Activists, pro bono super lawyers and a federal prosecutor joined forces to free a 57 year old man after serving 15 years of a 30 year prison sentence for possessing a baggie of marijuana seeds.
Jury nullification in an entertaining video.
NATION | One of the biggest prison scandals to ever hit U.S. courts is now being made into a reality show after the release of the "Kids for Cash" documentary film. "Kids for Cash" opened in theaters February 7th. Mark Ciavarella was a judge kno
Disgraced Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for conspiring with private prisons to sentence juvenile offenders to maximum sentences for bribes and kickbacks...
Victor Madrigal, who was attacked in his Idaho Falls home by a thugscrum of the city’s “finest,” has been acquitted on charges of disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and assault on an officer. Madrigal and his brother, Delosanto, were two of
Officials Won't Say Who He Is or Where He Is
Death Sentence for a $96 ticket. Please share this video.
The US government will let lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law interview alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay under conditions that may prevent it from happening, attorneys preparing for a terrorism trial
A Virginia 16-year-old will face child pornography charges after police allegedly found nude cell phone self-portraits posted to her Twitter account. The James City County Police Department received an anonymous tip about nude selfies on the
According to the report, nearly every analytical technique, from hair-sampling methods to those used in arson investigation, is unreliable, with too much variability in test results. Only DNA evidence escaped condemnation.
Three men accused of plotting to attack high-profile targets during a 2012 NATO summit in Chicago were convicted on Friday on mob action and arson charges, but they were acquitted on terrorism-related charges in a setback for prosecutors.
The man accused of donning the mantle of the "Dread Pirate Roberts" to run the Silk Road online black market bazaar pleaded not guilty Friday to drug and money laundering charges.
A Florida judge has agreed to an 8-month delay in the trial of Raoul Weil, a former high-ranking UBS banker charged with tax fraud by U.S. authorities. Weil's lawyers requested the delay in light of the massive amount of evidence that has been produc
A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle.
Scheiber sets the stage with an appeal to emotion is always a great way to get the juices flowing despite being a logical fallacy, tell of how the wealthy walk away from criminal charges unscathed while the poor go to prison forever, and their dog
Gomez, busted in a money laundering scheme, would spend nearly two weeks in a federal detention center and another seven months under house arrest. It took 222 days before federal prosecutors realized it was all a terrible mistake: