The execution of Troy Davis, a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die in less than a week, should be halted because of "pervasive, persistent doubts" about his guilt, said William S. Sessions, a former federal district judge in Texas and FBI direc
Feds claim treaty of 1866 is being violated. (Really? What about all the times they violated it?) The nation says "The Cherokee Nation will not be governed by the (Bureau of Indian Affairs). We will hold our election and continue our long legacy of r
A federal judge ordered that funding for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri be restored immediately, after a new state law stripped it of funding for non-abortion activities.
Every other case involving people arrested for filming cops has been thrown out of court
U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson failed for years to rule on a number of eligible habeas corpus petitions. In one case, the prisoner died in the sixth year of the judge's inaction.
Under appropriate circumstances, a law enforcement officer who previously lacked even reasonable suspicion to detain, by discovering a valid warrant, gains probable cause not just to detain, but to arrest. If an officer engaging in a consensual enco
The mysterious death of Phoenix police Sgt. Sean Drenth last year became even more puzzling when five police officers and a city employee persistently refused to give up samples of their DNA to test in the case, even though more than 330 others had v
In a small courtroom north of Houston, a fourth-grader walked up to the bench with his mother. Too short to see the judge, he stood on a stool. He was dressed in a polo shirt and dark slacks. “Guilty,” the boy’s mother heard him say.
As many of us know, this is not something new; it is just becoming more and more prevalent. Judges are granting through their decisions greater immunity to law enforcement and this surely seems to be an historic theme of tyranny and one that we shoulRead Letter
"...one of the major civil-liberty controversies present in our society is largely ignored by libertarians: capital punishment..."
A former Pennsylvania judge who rendered guilty verdicts in exchange for over $1 million in kickbacks from a for-profit youth rehabilitation center will spend up to 28 years in prison, following his sentencing hearing last Thursday.
Drivers have no recourse if police say the tape from a dashboard-mounted video camera is not available, according to a ruling Wednesday from the Texas Court of Appeals. Mark Lee Martin wanted to defend himself against drug possession charges filed in
Casey Anthony must return to Orlando within two weeks to serve a year's probation for check fraud, a Florida judge ruled. Anthony's attorneys had argued that she served her probation while in jail awaiting trial in her murder case and requiring her t
Former Luzerne County Juvenile Court Judge Mark Ciavarella, 61, accepted nearly $1 million.. Under the "kids for cash" scheme, thousands of juveniles were shipped to the private center on minor or questionable charges by Ciavarella and another former
Investigators made no mention of child sex tapes, or seized photos of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs kissing young girls, after their April 2008 raid on the sect's remote Texas compound. Instead, the public saw the televised spectacle of more than 40
The Justice Department is warning a federal appeals court not to disclose classified information about the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance programs during upcoming arguments on a lawsuit challenging the NSA's effort.
Mark Schmidter was found guilty of “indirect criminal contempt” Tuesday for passing out pamphlets in Orlando during the Casey Anthony trial, according to the Sentinel. The pamphlets he was handing out described jury nullification, the power of a j
Call it bullying or call it horseplay. Either way, a state appellate court panel says roughhousing with a sexual connotation by a pair of 14-year-old Somerset Co. boys was a crime that requires them to register as sex offenders for the rest of their
On July 1st, 2010 Todd M. Dodge of the Greenfield, MA Police Department and his colleagues violated the rights of Ademo Freeman (aka Adam Mueller) & Pete Eyre when they illegally arrested them. (Up to the moment VIDEOS)
It's already extremely hard for rape victims to come to court and testify. This alleged rape victim says the only reason she came back was to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.
When the Indiana Supreme Court decided that Brenda Moore had indeed committed the crime of being drunk in public by riding shotgun in a car driven by her sober friend, a thousand public service announcements about designated drivers turned sour.
But when Njoku showed up at the Chase branch near his house intending to cash the check, he was in for a nasty surprise. The check had Njoku’s name and address on it and was issued by JP Morgan Chase. But the Chase Customer Banker who handles larg
Rhonda Hollander, a female traffic magistrate in South Florida, apparently believes she has the right to walk into men’s public bathrooms and photograph them while urinating because the bathrooms are, well, public. The attorney obviously missed th
Adam Mueller, aka Ademo Freeman, stood inside the Keene District Courthouse in New Hampshire, awaiting Judge Edward Burke to step inside so he could ask him a question. Less than two minutes later, he was arrested for threatening the judge
After 10 years of incarceration, and seven years after a jury sentenced him to die, 30-year-old Cory Maye will soon be going home.
In a case that became a national sensation on TV, Casey Anthony was acquitted Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in what prosecutors portrayed as a cold-blooded attempt to free herself to party and be with her boyfriend.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's motorcade of 5 hulking black vehicles pulled into prime spots on Market Space yesterday. The availability of the spaces wasn't a fluke. Each meter had had a paper sign taped to it stating it was reserved for th
Johnson’s trial was delayed 680 days. The "justices" opinion concedes Johnson proved 3 of 4 factors for a speedy trial claim in his favor– the delay was well past the 8 month period that was presumptively prejudicial, he made timely demands for a t
A federal judge has found that Google can be held liable for damages for secretly intercepting data on open Wi-Fi routers.
The Jury is out after 2 long days of trial; the second day running all the way to 10PM on Thursday June 30th. John Kurtz has been convicted of resisting arrest without violence. John’s sentence, 30 days in a concrete cage, 7 days already served and 1