As the deadlocked jury was dismissed in the trial of Delaware resident Michael Rogers, at least half of them favored the defendant with a smile. Perhaps the prosecution hadn't been sufficiently diligent in efforts to purge the jury pool
A Texas grand jury refused to indict Goedrich Magee, 20, who shot and killed a law enforcement officer during a no knock entrance into his home. Magee said he thought he was being robbed and acted to protect his pregnant girlfriend and children.
Among the assets stationed at the school were tactical vehicles from the Alton Police Department, Madison County Sheriff's Office, a mobile command center for the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, an ambulance, an ARCH medical helicopter and a U
In a clear victory for both the public and basic notions of decency, the Manassas City Police announced they will not execute the abusive warrant to force a 17-year-old boy to be photographed with an erect penis
The defendant had $324 in cash in his pocket? Proof he's a drug dealer, because drug dealers transact business in cash. If he has no cash in his pocket, it's proof he's a major drug dealer, because major drug dealers have people who do the dirty tr
To those unfamiliar with the methods used by police to make absolutely certain that no possible criminal gets away, the story of Gregory Drummond's arrest might seem incredible. There is nothing incredible about it. Indeed, it's so ordinary
If the Careys lived in Utah, Alexis would have access to cannabidiol, an orally administered oil (sometimes called "Charlotte's Web") that has been very effective in treating Dravet's Syndrome and a number of other illnesses, including cancer.
Mr. Nagin was convicted on corruption charges related to accepting thousands of dollars in bribery money, among other gifts, from contractors and vendors that swarmed New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
Police in Florida have, at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service, been deliberately deceiving judges and defendants about their use of a controversial surveillance tool to track suspects, according to newly obtained emails.
At A Public Defender, Gideon writes yet again about the magically revealing evidence that somehow managed to fall between the cracks of Dejuan Hammond's life when it was supposed to be disclosed. The prosecution explains
The State Bar of Texas found enough evidence of prosecutorial misconduct for a hearing in front of a judge to determine whether former District Attorney Sebesta should be sanctioned for his role in securing a wrongful death sentence
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg professes to be offended by the idea that a commercial enterprise can claim protection under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
The lawsuit is brought on behalf of women who are imprisoned at MCI-Framingham solely because they are civilly committed under a law known as "Section 35." Under Section 35, an alcoholic or substance abuser can be civilly committed
OK. I'll admit it. I've experimented with marijuana, and I did inhale.
Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley.
After issuing Nelson a traffic citation, the trooper asked Nelson if the RV contained drugs or guns. When Nelson told him it did not, the trooper asked to search the RV. When Nelson refused permission, the officer detained him and called in a canine
In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use
Ahmed Abu Khattala faces criminal charges in the deaths of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans from the attack on Sept. 11, 2012
The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) released "The Crisis of Violence in Georgia's Prisons" about the recent, significant rise in violence, torture, and homicides in the Georgia prison system. SCHR is asking the US Justice Department
Previously, the sentence was mandated for anyone convicted of first-degree murder or first-degree attempted murder, regardless of age. Now, juvenile offenders face life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
Bradley had stood in the way of truth in the case of Michael Morton, who spent a quarter century in prison on a false conviction in the murder of his wife. It was Bradley who belittled Morton's claims of innocence and vehemently fought testing
Gov. Jerry Brown has the power to exonerate them, but he won't use it.
State Senator Thomas Libous Is Indicted on Federal Charges
David McIntyre, who has post-traumatic stress disorder, says UK has disowned him despite serving country whole adult life
Former Blackwater security guard Matthew Murphy and now-indicted ex-colleague Paul Slough were friends, having survived the war in Iraq together,...
The more horrible the crime, the less likely a judge is to apply the law neutrally and fairly. After all, the defendant was awful, and nobody likes really awful people. In the scheme of horribles, cooking and eating women is right up there.
Great news out of California: An appeals court there just ruled that when two students get into a fight on school grounds, it isn't a crime for the courts to rule on—
Brent Cole, 60, was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a firearm upon a peace officer
When the Breathalyzer 5000 was accepted as proof of drunk driving, it became a fixture of the law. There aren't many bank robbers, but there are a ton of drunk drivers. We know because the box says so.
The lure of bulk surveillance is not just a temptation for the federal government. Cyrus Vance, the DA for Manhattan, decided to secretly fish through 381 Facebook accounts, and wanted to ensure no one was allowed to stop him.