Lance Armstrong’s lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency was dismissed hours after it had been filed Monday, with the judge resoundingly chastising his legal team for failing to properly write the complaint. In a tersely worded three-page res
Recent Supreme Court ruling says anyone is free to claim they were awarded Medal of Honor
Coming, as it did, in the shadow of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' low, craven, belly-crawling, despicable and disgusting betrayal of his oath of office and everything else that the man ever lived by or held sacred
On Sunday, a federal judge in Mississippi issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics. The ruling will allow the Jackson Women's Health Organization, Mississippi's lone abortion clinic, t
Justice Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court's 4 conservative justices to strike down the heart of Obama's health care reform law, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law.
Jury nullification, in which jurors refuse to convict defendants under laws they find objectionable or inappropriately applied, is a favored tactic of many libertarians who, rightly or wrongly perceive individual liberty as, at best, a minority taste
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts jokes that he’s headed for an "impregnable island fortress" to avoid questions about the startling health-care decision he wrote. Source: The Christian Science Monitor (http://s.tt/1grO3)
A judge granted Meredith Nilan a harassment prevention order against local blogger Dan Valenti, and ordered him to remove any references to her from his website, Planet Valenti. Nilan faced criminal charges related to a car accident
A federal appeals court upheld a finding by the EPA that heat-trapping gases from industry and vehicles endanger public health, dealing a decisive blow to companies and states that had sued to block agency rules.
I have previously and repeatedly written against the use of shaming and novel sentencing by judges around the country (here and here and here).
A dinosaur skeleton is scheduled to be taken by U.S. authorities on Friday from the custody of an auction house after a judge permitted its seizure for its likely return home to Mongolia. Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin said the Dallas-
Associate Circuit Judge Barbara T. Peebles is under investigation for allegedly allowing her clerks to handle litigation matters as she vacationed in China last year.
Wheeler – who was eventually picked for the jury – was even more surprised by the answers. She said yes, but 50 out of 130 jurors said no, they would not convict someone even if it was proven beyond a reasonable doubt. “I was surprised it was that
Two years ago, when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, the idea that its individual mandate provision was unconstitutional was laughable.
While attending Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, Cook and a friend were smoking cigarettes near a parked car when they were accosted by several police officers. Following the standard script, the officers claimed to smell marijuana and demanded to sear
3,451 days after being seized, detained, dragged out of my vehicle & arrested at an illegal general law enforcement roadblock conducted by Tohono O'odham Police Dept. officers with the assistance of Senior Special U.S. Customs agents along with dozen
Gaines was convicted of battery because his accusers were state-licensed practitioners of aggressive violence – a fact he pointed out during his sentencing hearing before Pilshaw. “You’re not respecting my authority,” lectured Pilshaw.
The neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin will get a new bond hearing at the end of this month after his bail was revoked last week, court officials said.
Just 44 percent of Americans approve of the job the Supreme Court is doing and three-quarters say the justices’ decisions are sometimes influenced by their personal or political views, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News.
A federal judge is blocking legislation authorizing the government to indefinitely detain without trial an “individual who was part of or substantially supported” groups “engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.”
When longtime, prize-winning coal activist Maria Gunnoe went to Washington D.C. to testify to the House Committee on Natural Resources about the horrific water pollution her West Virginia neighbors live with day in and day out, she brought some photo
A federal judge on Thursday blocked key provisions of a Florida law regulating groups that organize voter-registration drives, escalating a debate over newly restrictive voter-access laws that have become a major issue in the presidential campaign.
At a House hearing on Thursday, members of Congress and representatives of two leading privacy rights groups concluded that they still know virtually nothing about a secret court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), originally
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court found another exception to the Constitution’s prohibition on double jeopardy. I don’t agree with the Court’s decision, but that’s not really even the most objectionable part of this case.
“If you let one of ‘em run loose, what are you gon’ do with the rest of ‘em, let them go too?” the judge offered as justification. "A little stay in jail is not a death sentence."
Arkansas may retry a man for murder even though jurors in his first trial were unanimous that he was not guilty, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Alex Blueford, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son, is not protected by the Co
A federal judge has overruled a jury's verdict that found a Wood County sheriff deputy did not use excessive force when he beat a man who was reportedly "running his mouth" while detained in a processing room. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin c
U.S. District Court Judge Joan A. Lenard is keeping a man in prison even though prosecutors have dropped the charges against him, even though the FBI says he should be released, and even though the only evidence against him was from a police officer