Defense attorney Ron Wood filed a motion claiming Judge Roca was swayed by local politics and should be removed from the case for bias. Prosecutor Michael Whiting joined the defense, arguing that Roca's decision to put the child behind bars was all a
Federal authorities can resume combing through the notebooks, memory cards and computers of a twittering anarchist being investigated for violating an anti-rioting law, a federal judge ruled finding no reason to throw out the government’s search of t
"It appears that the court has succumbed to political pressure from some local 'citizens' to have the juvenile removed from the community." Apache Co. Attorney said he will support efforts to remove the judge because Roca reversed himself, potentiall
Terry Bressi posted the story on Halloween, now a defense lawyer weighs in to Sheriff Joe's deputies perusing confidential defense lawyer-client privilege documents in court, making copies for the prosecutor and the lack of outrage!
A Louisiana justice of the peace who refuses to marry interracial couples resigned Tuesday, after weeks of calls for his ouster from civil rights groups and several public officials, including the governor. Keith Bardwell quit with a one-sentence
The old woman sits in the corner reclining chair, as she does most of the time any more, looking at, well, nothing. The smell — a stinging mixture of urine and ammonia — doesn't seem to bother her as it does a visitor to this Phoenix nursing home. Or
New York state's highest court has just bitch slapped a bunch of landlords who think they can provide apartments for the people of NYC at a rate that reflects the market rate.
Time to dump your bong water in case the feds show up at your door. They might think you actually plan to drink it later
An American man who made coffee in his own home while nude is facing charges of indecent exposure.Eric Williamson, from Springfield, Virginia, was brewing coffee in his kitchen when a woman and a seven-year-old boy walked past the window and saw him.
But you can launch a crazy lawsuit against companies for allegedly causing global warming which in turn caused a hurricane according to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
On Tuesday, March 11th, 2008, somebody — nobody knows who — made one of the craziest bets Wall Street has ever seen. The mystery figure spent $1.7 million on a series of options, gambling that shares in the venerable investment bank Bear Stearns woul
Louisiana's governor and a U.S. senator joined in calling for the ouster of a local official who refused to marry an interracial couple, saying his actions clearly broke the law. Keith Bardwell, a white justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish in th
2 victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, seeking at least the $2.4 million they lost in the fraud. The victims said the agency was negligent and breached its duties by fai
The city favors an evaluation that allows judges to review their own job performance rather than have it handled by an independent third party. Judge Malka told defendants to "shut up" and berated attorneys. In one case, he delayed a woman's hearing
He's just getting started. And if this fellow is any indication of the kind of judges we can expect to populate our federal courts, I guarantee you we will spend the next decade or more scratching our heads at the idiotic leftist decisions that will
Swiss authorities rejected on Tuesday an appeal by lawyers for Roman Polanski, arrested in September after fleeing America in 1978 from an underage sex charge, to release the film director from prison.
The Federal Reserve won't have to disclose details of its emergency financial crisis lending programs immediately after an appeals court on Tuesday approved the central bank's appeal to suspend a lower court ruling requiring such disclosure pending r
Philadelphia Police arrested two teens in connections to a rash of robberies involving the popular classified Web site Craigslist.Theodore Graham and Anthony Owens, both 16, are facing numerous charges following three armed robberies.
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, a democrat, told FOX News that not only was ACORN turning in bogus voter registrations but that they were hiring prisoners for their voter registration drives.
Baltimore case shows how the line between law and disorder blurs when cops and crooks exchange information for money
Then his career collapsed under allegations he brought inmates to his office and spanked them with a paddle. Later accused of sexually abusing male inmates in exchange for leniency. The trial on charges of sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse, extortion, as
Lester Watson flew many missions over Europe in the early 1940s. The 87-year-old veteran remembers those experiences as if they happened yesterday… Watson says he told the men he had a back injury and he should be “handcuffed in front,” but was tol
A court-appointed examiner investigating Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.'s bankruptcy has been exploring whether the Federal Reserve improperly cut in front of other creditors owed money in the $613 billion bankruptcy case, records show.
The Catholic Church wants us to move past its child molestation scandal, because, quite frankly, priests were not molesting children. Instead, ala Roman Polanski, they were simply having relations with adolescents (via):
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to Chicago’s gun bans, opening the door for either a grandiose success for the gun-rights movement, or a detrimental setback.
Chiscolm in August sued the largest U.S. bank and its board, demanding that "1,784 billion, trillion dollars" be deposited into his account the next day. He also demanded an additional $200,164,000, court papers show.
En banc arguments in a controversial gun rights case were animated Thursday, but don't be surprised if the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sits on this one for awhile.
Can the executive branch be trusted to make its own determinations of when "state secrets" released in court could significantly harm national security? That is the issue that is being debated today among civil libertarians in the wake of the Justice
The first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court says there's a serious problem with the government in Washington and many other states: They elect their judges. [She wants her pirates appointed.]
A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against two U.S. defense contractors by Iraqi torture victims, saying the companies had immunity as government contractors.
The lawsuit was filed in 2004 on behalf of Iraqi nationals who say they or their relatives had been tortured or mistreated while detained by the U.S. military at the Abu Ghraib prison.
The plaintiffs sued CACI International Inc, which provided interrogators at Abu Ghraib, and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc's Titan unit, which provided interpreters to the U.S. military.