The Barack Obama administration, determined to thwart the attempt by other plaintiffs and myself to have the courts void a law that permits the military to arrest U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and indefinitely detain them, has filed a deta
The National Labor Relations Board ruling allowing Northwestern University’s football team to become the first college sports union will eventually be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, NCAA President Mark Emmert said.
A Superior Court judge who sentenced an heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter wrote in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and suggested that he needed treatment instead of time behind bars,
The Minnewaska School District and a girl represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota have settled a lawsuit that claimed school officials violated the student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts with
With Scotland moving ever closer, Crimea having chosen their own path, and Venice overwhelmingly voting for secession from Italy, the Spanish government has put its foot down on the Catalonia's planned independence referendum.
A federal judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff's office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday for mischaracterizing his findings, telling them he's unimpressed by what he called their apparent "double dealin
Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that the Supreme Court will rule on National Security Agency domestic surveillance, while talking in a packed Brooklyn auditorium on Friday night.
An Iraq war veteran critically injured in 2011 Occupy protests in California has won $4.5 million in a legal settlement with local authorities, his lawyers said Friday.
A neighbor took pictures of the dogs running down the street and reported her to Animal Control. The agency slapped Root with a $7,000 fine or she could spend nearly a year in jail.
A Missouri gun shop is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after selling a handgun to a woman who is charged with using it to murder her father.
The Georgia Court of Appeals last week reminded local police officers to act concerned about a traffic violation when conducting a pretextual traffic stop. Woodstock police forgot to do this on April 29, 2012, when they pulled over the truck driven b
As I write this, Judge Napolitano and Jon Stewart are discussing slavery. The beginning of the conversation was started with a common misconception on the part of Stewart - namely, the Declaration of Independence never said anything about slavery.
A federal judge has temporarily ended the destruction of millions of data records collected by the NSA more than five years ago.
The first major victory in domestic drone court.
The government effectively argued that its witness was so notorious that the defense should have raised his incompetency at trial. It succeeded.
A northern New Jersey honor student is suing her parents for financial support and to force them to pay for her college.
A police department in Florida failed to tell judges about its use of a cell phone tracking tool "because the department got the device on loan and promised the manufacturer to keep it all under wraps," the American Civil Liberties Union said.
The question presented was not whether assets can be frozen before trial — it's old news that they can — or whether they can be frozen even if it deprives the defendant of the ability to pay counsel. The question presented was whether the defendant c
A Georgia Court of Appeals judge is being criticized for ordering a new trial for a man convicted of raping a woman with Down syndrome. According to his ruling, Judge Christopher McFadden claimed that a new trial was necessary because the unnamed vic
If the most disturbing, if underreported, news from yesterday, was Obama's "modification" of NSA capabilities, which contrary to his earlier promises, was just granted even greater powers as phone recording will now be stored for even longer than pre
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
The state of Massachusetts took charge of Justina Pelletier as her parents and doctors at Children’s Hospital continue to clash over her diagnosis and treatment. The teen’s mom broke down in court. Paramedics wheeled Linda Pelletier from
David Epperson admitted he touched the bare breasts of 2 female inmates and touched the genital area of one of them. However, US District Judge David Sam repeatedly questioned the victim’s credibility before sentencing Epperson to probation
The Tennessee Supreme Court decided the only use for roadside sobriety tests is to collect evidence AGAINST motorists, using them to convict individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol. Overturned a decision that a driver who passed tests
When former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik -- who once ran the Big Apple lockup Rikers Island -- walked into a federal penitentiary as a prisoner in 2010, it was, he said, like "dying with your eyes open."
That conviction was upheld by the Arizona Court of Appeals, which ruled that although the arrest was unwarranted and illegal, Bear had engaged in an illegal act of “self-help” by refusing to submit to abduction with appropriate meekness.
Since January 9, 2014, it has become clear that deficiencies in the Maricopa Municipal Court and Maricopa Justice Court are far worse than those reported in the December 2013 audit findings. Both courts’ financial, recordkeeping, and case management
Disgraced Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for conspiring with private prisons to sentence juvenile offenders to maximum sentences for bribes and kickbacks...
We previously highlighted just how serious the situation was in Ukraine -
There are some events that bookies won’t accept wagers on, because the outcome is considered all but certain.