Judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, federal district and bankruptcy courts in nine Western states and two Pacific island territories, along with lawyers practicing in those courts, and court staff, will gather at the luxurious Hyatt Regen
A federal district judge today, the newly-appointed Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York, issued an amazing ruling
A federal judge in New York has given the go ahead for a class action lawsuit to move forward against the city’s police department over allegations that its stop-and-frisk program has continuously allowed officers to discriminate against minorities.
The judge overseeing the criminal trial of John Edwards will sharply curtail the testimony of a key witness for the defense who could raise doubt about whether the former presidential candidate broke campaign finance laws. Edwards’ lawyers had int
In a controversial decision already sparking debate around the country, the NY Court of Appeals ruled viewing child pornography online is not a crime. "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York," Senior Judg
The federal appeals court in Washington has effectively blunted a 2008 Supreme Court decision giving terrorist suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay naval brig the right to contest their confinement.
Today IRmep Director Grant F. Smith confronted US Attorney Ron Machen on NPR affiliate WAMU in Washington, DC. At issue were Machen’s statements that the FBI had prevented Stewart J. Nozette from passing US military secrets to Israel.
The controversial stop-and-frisk technique used on hundreds of thousands of minorities in New York City could soon be brought before a federal judge to decide on the constitutionality of the NYPD’s popular practice.
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that John Yoo, a former legal counsel to the Bush administration, is immune from a lawsuit by an American citizen convicted on terrorism charges who said he was tortured at a military jail in South Carolina.
A teenager in Georgia has decided to take things into her own hands after her school and police said they could do nothing about the classmates bullying her on Facebook.
A judge is considering whether to raise or revoke the bond for George Zimmerman after his lawyer told the judge a website raised $200,000 for the defense. Mark O'Mara told the judge Friday that Zimmerman's family hadn't told him about the money be
A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday.
Earlier this month, a judge approved a settlement between five major banks and nearly all of the state attorneys general.
A military judge refused on Wednesday to dismiss the charges against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense motion during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade in the
Federal Judge Kimba Wood dismissed an indictment of jury tampering against Julian Heicklen, who stood outside courthouses in New York and elsewhere passing out pamphlets that urged jurors to vote their conscience.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Two Chinese Muslim detainees held for years without trial at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, were released in El Salvador. The detainees had been ordered freed by a federal judge several years ago
Frederic Whitehurst, a chemist and lawyer who worked in the FBI’s crime lab, testified he was told by his superiors to ignore findings that did not support the prosecution’s theory of the bombing. “There was a great deal of pressure put upon me to bi
In testimony today, Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian behind the 2011 attacks, compared himself to World War II commanders who decided to bomb Japan to prevent further loss of life.
The U.S. Supreme Court was to hear arguments Tuesday on whether a law reducing sentences for crack cocaine covers those awaiting sentencing when it was passed.
In 2008, a Texas judge found an out-of-town attorney in contempt of court. But, the judge added, there was a way the lawyer could avoid jail: He could donate "large sums of money" to several charitable organizations, one of which the judge happened t
George Zimmerman's defense team formally requested Monday that the Florida judge assigned to their client's case be removed after she revealed her husband works with a CNN legal analyst.
A General Services Administration official refused to answer U.S. lawmakers' questions about the planning of an $823,000 Las Vegas conference.
Adam “Ademo Freeman” Mueller stood inside the Keene District Courthouse in New Hampshire waiting for Judge Edward Burke to enter the building so he could ask why he would jail his friend for wearing a hat inside the courtroom. Burke ended up havin
The terror trial against an anti-Muslim fanatic who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway starts Monday amid worries that he will use the proceedings to showcase his radical views.
We find ourselves as a nation in the midst of a profound, deeply corrosive crisis that we have largely been ignoring at our peril.
A Tennessee judge and alleged prescription drug addict stands accused of having had sex and buying pills during courtroom breaks
But the judge in the case issued a ruling that shelves potential testimony from Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri about his treatment at the US naval base in southern Cuba, amid allegations he was tortured by the CIA.
Circuit Judge John Bush took exception to the fact that Ramsey’s blue jeans were sagging too low. The three-day stint will be served in the Autauga Metro jail. “You are in contempt of court because you showed your butt in court,” a visibly irate B
Notorious mass murderer Charles Manson has been denied parole in California, for the 12th and possibly last time, but he did not appear at the hearing.