In a stunning blow to Obama, Holder & Co., the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that violating an employer’s (read that: “Master’s”) computer policy cannot be prosecuted as hacking. In the never-ending quest of the power-addicted to extend the lEntered By: Gene Kernan
Charles Manson is unlikely to appear today at what could be the last parole hearing...
The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against Apple Inc. AAPL +0.73% and five of the nation's largest publishers, alleging they conspired to limit competition for the pricing of e-books.
Sean Payton deserved his suspension but didn't exactly get due process.
Much to the chagrin of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a federal judge has cleared the members of a Michigan militia who were accused by federal law enforcement agents of conspiracy to commit sedition.
Trayvon Martin's family sues over his death, they might not target George Zimmerman but instead the homeowners association of the neighborhood where the shooting happened and Zimmerman lived
Special prosecutor Angela Corey has decided against using a grand jury in the case involving the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, her office said Monday.
Public Prosecutors and Federal Judge cite violations of indigenous peoples' rights, guaranteed by Brazilian Constitution and international law
Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-conspirators were ordered to stand trial before a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal, the Pentagon said, a move that throws the politically charged case into the limelight in an
The allegations, some of which were stunning, led to an extended court hearing where the judge and attorneys for both the prosecution and defense questioned each panelist — 12 deliberating jurors and three remaining alternates.
In a 5 to 4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it is permissible for jailers to strip search people arrested and jailed on minor offenses, even if they have not violated the law.
“It doesn’t make sense if you have a gun and an exemption that allows you to take it to your new residence and the exemption doesn’t apply toward ammunition,” he said. “Are you supposed to leave your ammunition behind like you do light fixtures and r
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that those arrested for even minor violations may be strip-searched before being admitted to jail, saying safety concerns outweigh personal privacy rights. The court’s conservatives ruled against a New Jersey man who
Three days of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law demonstrated for all to see that conservative justices are prepared to act as an alternative legislature
A federal judge Tuesday acquitted seven Hutaree members of all conspiracy charges
President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law's validity under the U.S. Constitution.
The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000 a day.
Criminal defendants have a constitutional right to effective lawyers during plea negotiations, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a pair of 5-to-4 decisions that vastly expanded judges’ supervision of the criminal justice system.
A reader reminded me of this yesterday and it’s really quite something: in July, 2009, NBC‘s Chuck Todd went on Morning Joe to defend President Obama’s decision to shield all Bush officials from prosecution for torture
Robert and Karen Capato’s twins were born in 2003 — 18 months after Robert Capato’s death. And in its first review of “posthumous conception,” the Supreme Court struggled to align modern reproductive techniques to a federal law written in 1939. I
A Brazilian court on Saturday barred 17 executives from Chevron and Transocean from leaving Brazil, pending criminal charges related to a high-profile oil spill last November.
The Justice Department on Thursday issued a 60-day stay of execution for hundreds of thousands of public pools which had been required to install ramps and wheelchair lifts by today or else face lawsuits over violating disability laws.
Federal regulators won an initial round Thursday in their defense of Wall Street fraud settlements that include no admission of wrongdoing. The Securities and Exchange Commission and Citigroup “have a strong likelihood of success” in their joint e
Suppose you work at a convenience store, at night, and you keep a gun on you because it can be dangerous employment. Now suppose the store owner you work for has a felony record. You have violated federal law.
A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a judge and shot a sheriff's deputy with her own gun in a county courthouse in Washington state on Friday, prompting a lockdown of schools and government buildings as police and SWAT teams searched for the attacker.
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will consider whether American courts can hear lawsuits alleging human rights atrocities that were committed overseas without a direct U.S. connection. The court took the rare move of delaying a decision in a
A Rhode Island judge says he imposed a lifetime driving ban on a 17-year-old boy after a serious car accident because he wanted to send a message about reckless driving. Judge Guglietta revoked Lyle Topa’s license for the rest of his life in connecti
“A little boy said to his mother, ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’ His mother replied, ‘ Don’t even go there, Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’ ”
Whether you agree with Mueller's style of activism or not, the video shows that he never threatened Judge Edward Burke, which means that Burke ordered a false arrest. I was threatened with arrest for recording inside the courthouse Monday, even th
On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on whether corporations, like real people, can be held liable in American courts for international human rights violations.