Iowa voters have voted to remove 3 state Supreme Court justices, siding with conservatives angered by a ruling that allowed gay marriage. This was the first time Iowa voters removed a Supreme Court justice since the current system began in 1962.
Sen. Russell Pearce is no stranger to the prison industry. According to NPR Pearce met with a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization consisting of state legislators and powerful corporations last December...
The Erie, PA sheriff is “upset” that a debt collector is horning in on the scam his office has run “since the beginning of the United States”.
Citing cases dating back as far as 1928, a judge has ruled that a young girl accused of running down an elderly woman while racing a bicycle with training wheels on a Manhattan sidewalk two years ago can be sued for negligence.
A surveillance video that allegedly shows a group of Houston police officers severely beating a 15-year-old suspect will not be released to the public. The judge barred release of the video because "in all likelihood it will repeatedly be streamed on
A former cheerleader did not have the right to refuse to cheer for a man that she claims sexually assaulted her, an appeals court has ruled. The girl, identified only as H.S. in court documents, claimed that, when she was 16, she was sexually assault
A man accused of having incited violent protests at the G20 economic summit in Toronto has been subjected to "staggering" bail conditions. He forbidden to attend any public event that expresses political views and he is not allowed to speak to the pr
I was to appear for a jury trial for a seat belt violation on October 4, 2010 at 8:30 AM. I arrived 30 minutes early to ensure I was able to be in the right room of the court house. Around 8:45 someone walked in the room I had been instructed to wai
US marshal Enrique Trevino, with the compliance of US attorney Seth Weber and federal judge Henry Perkin, frames a peaceful photographer. This video shows the brutality of US marshals in Allentown, the ability of state agents to frame peaceful people
In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said US District Judge Huvelle failed to give substantial deference "to the government's assessment of its foreign relations and national security interests" if certain information were to be revealed.
An East Tennessee judge has refused to dismiss charges against a military retiree and a former militia group member accused of causing a riot at a courthouse after a grand jury refused to charge President Barack Obama with treason. Circuit Judge J
A federal judge in Michigan ruled the new health-care overhaul law is constitutional, rejecting that Congress lacked the power to require the legislation's "individual mandate," which orders virtually all Americans to purchase health insurance
A Mississippi judge ordered an attorney to spend several hours in jail after the attorney chose not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court. Chancery Judge Talmadge Littlejohn told a court audience to rise and say the pledge.
Lawyers are combing through his decisions, wondering whether they have grounds to challenge them. Judge Camp built a reputation for handing out stiff sentences, including for drug convictions. He could face years behind bars on drug and gun charges.
A veteran federal judge faces drug and firearms charges after an exotic dancer at an strip club told authorities he used cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs with her. Judge Camp was arrested after he handed an undercover cop $160 for cocaine a
The Supreme Court will determine whether a corporation can assert privacy rights to keep the government from releasing information about it and will revisit the tangled legal history of Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith. Both cases are part of a batch
We want to know what you think: should the county attorney prosecute prostitutes or potheads?
Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney Says He Wouldn't Prosecute Potheads or Prostitutes; Conservative Morality Cops Gotta Love This Guy
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has said he believes the US Constitution doesn't provide protection from discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. The Supreme Court ruled a state ban on contraceptives was unconstitutional beca
The Libertarian candidate for Maricopa County Attorney said he wouldn't focus on crimes related to prostitution or marijuana if he were elected to office.
The judge is accused of corruption and accepting kickbacks, as well as lying about his past to the Senate and FBI regarding his nomination to the federal bench. In March, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to impeach Porteous, making him
This article is from July 29th, but brings up some excellent points on the issue that bears review.
A judge delivered a harsh assessment of the evidence and charges against 2 doctors and a lawyer in the ongoing Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case. Judge Perry reluctantly agreed to let jurors see a videotape of Smith on an awards show in a perfor
The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying, he doubts the ban's backers have the right to challenge his ruling.
The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban is a Republican who came under fire for his membership to a powerful all-male club. The San Francisco Chronicle stated his sexual orientation was an "open secret" in gay activism cir
You would think that someone from deep inside the establishment would revel in supporting the opinion of the gods in white smocks.
The Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The vote was 63-37 for President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.
I arrived at the U. S. District Courthouse in Manhattan at 11:30 am [to pass out FIJA pamphlets]. At the outskirts of federal property I met Adam Mueller and Peter Eyre from Liberty on Tour. Also there were bile and Darren Wolfe. Were there to videot
"...suspects must break their silence and tell police they are going to remain quiet... just as they must tell police that they want a lawyer."
A federal judge has rejected efforts to let TV stations videotape and air Thursday's hearings challenging Arizona's new immigration law. US District Court Judge Susan Bolton said she really has no authority to grant the request by the First Amendmen