US Supreme Court ruled video from the trial over California's same-sex marriage ban cannot be broadcast, handing a victory to those defending the ban. Attorneys said broadcasting the trial would turn it into a "media circus" and witnesses who testify
The Twilight Zone, a Baffling Sequel to the Painful Slap: a “Plaintiffs’ Counsel’s Motion for a Honest and Honorable Court System,” filed by my husband, Tajudeen "Taj" Oladiran, in the Federal District Court, Arizona, on October 1, 2009. After
The quotation above is part of a judicial opinion filed on 1/13/2010 by a Federal Judge, John W. Sedwick, of the Federal District of Alaska, in dismissing Violation of Civil Rights Lawsuits filed by Tajudeen "Taj" Oladiran, and his spouse, against
The Tennessee judge who ordered that random courtroom spectators be detained for drug tests was censured by the Tennessee Judiciary. Now he's also being sued by one of the detainees.
A federal appeals court endorsed the government's sweeping authority to detain terrorism suspects whom it can link to al-Qaeda, the Taliban and affiliated groups. They went further rejecting attempts to apply principles from "the laws of war" to dete
Greg Schubert, had a pistol concealed under his suit coat, and Mr. Schubert was walking in what the court described as a "high crime area." At some point a police officer, J.B. Stern, who lived up to his last name, caught a glimpse of the attorney's
A judge in Dickson County, Tenn., had officers pull a spectator out of his courtroom "on a hunch," held him in custody and made him submit to a urinalysis for drugs. The judge "routinely drug-screens 'spectators' in his courtroom if he 'thinks' they
A bid by state legislators to retroactively change self-defense laws is unconstitutional, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled. Judges said Cesar Montes, convicted of a 2005 shooting death is not entitled to take advantage of changes in self-defense la
A former Mississippi prosecutor and judge whose legal conquests became the subject of books and a movie, reported to federal prison Monday for lying to the FBI in a judicial bribery investigation.
It's open season on gun carriers. A case out of the First Circuit has some painful lessons for gun carriers in Georgia. A United States Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld the constitutionality of pointing a gun at any citizen daring to ca
A judge who wanted a gun-toting youth to clean up his act was acting within his power by forbidding him to use the medical marijuana he took for migraine headaches as part of a probation sentence that kept him out of prison, a state appeals court in
NY's judges haven't had a raise in 10 years, and some of them are angry. The delay and subsequent hard feelings have led to suggestions there has been a secretive judicial job action to pressure the Legislature to give judges more money.
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the right of police to confiscate vehicles from owners who have done nothing wrong. The decision narrowed the applicability of an "innocent owner" defense in cases where a vehicle is jointly owned. The h
But the appeals court reconsidered the case after a decision in June from the United States Supreme Court that prohibited prosecutors from introducing crime lab reports without testimony from the analysts who prepared them. The appeals court rever
Video cameras, long banned from most federal courtrooms, could be used in civil trials throughout the West under a new initiative in the federal judiciary’s Ninth Circuit. One of the first cases to be televised could be next month’s hearing over a ch
A Texas teenager who was sentenced to eight years in prison for graffiti and marijuana possession has had his sentence reduced under new state legal guidelines. Corpus Christi Judge Marisela Saldana sentenced 18-year-old Sebastian Perez to eight y
The US Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by 4 former Guantanamo inmates who want to sue the US government for torture, a move the inmates' lawyers say could pave the way for future torture practices by the US military.
The justices will review a federal appeals court ruling siding with police officers who complained their department improperly snooped on their electronic exchanges on work accounts and faulted the text-messaging service for turning over transcripts
Florida's judges and lawyers can no longer "friend" each other on Facebook. The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee stated online "friendships" create the impression that lawyers are in a special position to influence their judge friends.
Lawyers for the Foreign Secretary mounted an extraordinary attack on High Court judges who want to disclose intelligence material relating to allegations of torture involving the CIA. David Miliband accused the 2 senior judges of irresponsibly "charg
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it rejected an appeal by four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners arguing that they should be able to proceed with their lawsuit against top Pentagon officials for torture and religious abuse. The justices re
An Indianapolis attorney has filed a class action lawsuit against the city, claiming that traffic court judges are penalizing motorists who challenge traffic tickets by slapping them with additional fines ranging from $500 to $2,500 to discourage peo
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases in its current term examining a controversial federal statute that makes it a crime "to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services." The law is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of
Exactly eight years after Enron Corp filed for bankruptcy protection, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by investors against banks they accused of helping the energy company commit fraud. Wednesday's dismissal by U.S. District Judge Melinda
The Supreme Court did all it could Monday to lock up forever some incendiary photos that show U.S. soldiers abusing foreign prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yielding to Congress and the White House, justices took the expected but formal step of
At the time he pronounced sentence on Danille, Judge Ezra had already sentenced her husband to 15 years in prison. Turning to the subject to her 4 children, Erza insisted it was Danille's duty to teach the children to serve and worship the government
By the time of the Rosenberg case, the grand jury process had been transformed into a rubber stamp for the government. Federal prosecutors now dispense all evidence, witnesses and testimony to grand jurors, who then retire to a deliberation room . .
A U.S. District judge's lax oversight of more than $30 million tied to the late Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos is ''curious,'' a federal appeals court said. A 3 -judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that a new judge gi
Jim had over a dozen supporters present to let the people know he is not alone in his efforts to just be the good father he is.
[Thanks for the book sales!] A federal judge has ordered self-described anti-terrorism investigator to remove from his Web site some of the 12,000 documents that his son allegedly stole from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.