Bin Laden son-in-law warning: A N.Y. judge gave Osama bin Laden's son-in-law a warning that he may have chosen the wrong lawyer to represent him. The judge told Sulaiman Abu Ghaith that his Jewish lawyer may be facing jail time.
We present today's main circus event: Eric Holder, Attorney General of the US, who will field questions from assorted members of the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Bob Goodlatte whose career donors can be found here broken down by industry.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. He's been sentenced to 80 years in prison.
It's bad enough when that kind of posturing comes from a district attorney trying to cover his own mistakes. But it's appalling to hear it come from a state supreme court justice -- and not in a speech or an offhand remark, but in an actual opinion.
In court where civilians have no representative, government's "national security" claims win again and again
According to lawyers Derege Demissie and Susan Church, Robel Phillipos, the teenager accused of lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings, was interrogated without the benefit of a lawyer.
Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for "Selling" Kids to Private Prisons
The impending Supreme Court ruling on gene patents is creating uncertainty in the fledging genetic diagnostics sector.
The business of DNA is undergoing a revolution.
The Supreme Court ruled Nigerian plaintiffs who said foreign oil companies had been complicit in violating their human rights may not sue in American courts limiting a 1789 law that had been used to address human rights abuses abroad.
The wife of a former judge was charged Wednesday with capital murder in connection with the slayings of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor, a law enforcement official said.
Former Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Eric Williams, 46, was arrested after authorities discovered what they’re calling “strong evidence” linking him to the killings of two Kaufman County prosecutors and the district attorney’s wife.
You have the right to remain silent. The Supreme Court will consider whether silence in response to police questioning can be offered as evidence of guilt. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held it could.
North Carolina resident Felicia Gibson was arrested for video recording a traffic stop from her front yard. Salisbury Police Sgt. Mark Hunter even went as far as chasing Gibson inside her home where he arrested her for resisting arrest.
Next, he appealed to the three-judge panel of Fresno Superior Court. That hearing last all of 30 seconds because no one from the CHP or district attorney's office appeared to oppose the appeal by Spriggs. He still lost.
An administrative judge has reversed suspensions of two federal prosecutors who allegedly failed to turn over evidence to Sen. Ted Stevens necessary to his defense in his corruption trial.
Environmental activist Daniel McGowan was taken back to prison after he wrote a op-ed post while in a halfway house asserting that his fellow inmates were imprisoned for their religious or political beliefs, according to the Huffington Post.
Thousands of Americans are sent to jail not for committing a crime, but because they can't afford to pay for traffic tickets, medical bills and court fees. If that sounds like a debtors' prison, that's because it is. And courts and judges in states
The operator of the popular file-sharing service isoHunt is demanding a federal appeals court grant it a jury trial, two weeks after the court declared it a massive copyright scofflaw and said it’s on the hook for what could be millions of dollars in
The Food and Drug Administration ordered to comply within 30 days
By a disturbingly slim 5-4 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 26 that police cannot bring a drug-sniffing police dog onto a suspect’s property to look for evidence without first getting a search warrant.
During his first term, President Barack Obama declared October 2009 to be “National Information Literacy Awareness Month,” emphasizing that, for students, learning to navigate the online world is as important a skill as reading, writing and arithmeti
In the somewhat unsurprising conclusion of former FBI Director Louis Freeh's investigation into the MFGlobal collapse, Jon Corzine's aggressive bets on European sovereign debt led to the firm's dramatic collapse.
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling reportedly has a chance of getting out of prison early because the government is considering a deal to cut his sentence.
Two popular radio show hosts may find themselves locked up for telling their listeners the truth, that Dihydrogen Monoxide (water) is flowing from their household taps! Dihydrogen Monoxide is just the chemical name for H2O, that’s right, water! But u
A Texas district attorney and an assistant DA who were killed within months of each other both seemed to know they might be targeted.
Federal criminal law permits prosecutors to charge people with "crimes" even though they have not broken the law. Prosecutors make up their own narratives and federal judges and juries always buy them no matter how outlandish.
A judge on Friday dismissed a "substantial portion" of claims facing a number of banks in a barrage of lawsuits accusing them of interest-rate rigging. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled for the banks, which include Bank o
Any term that conflates nuclear weapons with any other kind of weapon is bound to be a poor descriptor.
A 19-year-old North Hollywood man has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a commercial aircraft — a steep punishment going well beyond the year federal prosecutors were seeking.