Many US states have done nothing to amend laws despite ruling that banned mandatory life sentences for people under 18
In an outrageous illustration of government corruption gone mad, traffic court clerks in Los Angeles County have resorted to telling defendants who want to plead not guilty to traffic citations that traffic ticket trials are 'not permitted due to bud
Is getting a law degree worthless? Maybe if you're trying to cover the Supreme Court.
San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers.
A U.S. Navy sailor from Washington State is currently serving on a submarine thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, but a judge has ordered him into an impossible custody scenario:
Lawyers for the federal government and fans of rap-metal duo Insane Clown Posse clashed in court Monday over whether the FBI can be sued for the negative fallout of describing them as a loosely organized gang.
A father's decades-long mission to avenge his 15-year-old daughter's death has finally reached its culmination.
Gerry Conlon was a member of the Guildford Four whose exoneration after 14 years in prison brought him overnight celebrity
Where is the outrage? Where are the judges throwing warrant applications back in the faces of cops and prosecutions, screaming about their integrity and due process and, well, lying to the court?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled unanimously that taxpayers have a right to challenge an Internal Revenue Service summons enforcement action in court when they can show the tax agency might have issued the summons in bad faith.
A group of Chicago-area nuns is suing a strip club behind their convent, complaining of noise, glaring neon lights, fist fights and heaps of litter that include empty whiskey bottles and used condoms.
The Abbott government is offering asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru detention centres up to $10,000 to abandon their hope of resettlement in Australia and voluntarily return to the country they fled from.
A federal district court dismissed a case brought on behalf of a US citizen and against US government officials who allegedly tortured, abused and subjected him to rendition and incommunicado detention in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
The Supreme Court will soon decide if threatening speech posted on the internet is protected by the First Amendment.
A sad story indeed. Regardless of your personal feelings towards Kokesh, and his antics of the past, he has shown a true belief in the cause of non-aggression, ....
So the "anarchist vs minarchist" debate is on pretty strong here at the DP. I like it, let's keep that topic open. Jan, Marc, and BILL3 have been doing well at keeping this topic alive at the DP.
It's really a matter of protection. Within an hour of my giving a name, two agents will knock on their door to explain to them the penalties and prison time they will face for testifying on behalf of the defense.
Microsoft, one of the world's largest e-mail providers, is resisting a government search warrant to compel the firm to turn over customer data held in a server located overseas.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the warrantless collection of cellphone tower data, which can be used to track the location of a suspect, is unconstitutional without a probable-cause warrant from a court.
The fact that that the NSA is now claiming it is "Too Big to Comply" with a court order is an extremely important revelation since it further proves that the super rich and super powerful are in no way shape or form subject to the same laws as the re
Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has decided to fight to keep the NBA team and pull out of a $2 billion sale deal, according to reports.
Ronald Williams, 29, fired five shots in the air to scare off what he said were four gay men flirting with him. He was conviction in 2010 of four counts of aggravated assault. He was given an 80 year sentence.
The Weare New Hampshire police department agreed to pay Carla Gericke, President of the Free State Project who was arrested and charged with wiretapping $57,000 to settle her civil rights lawsuit.
The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado marijuana edibles maker, claiming it makes four pot-infused candies that too closely resemble iconic products of the chocolate maker.
As genetically modified crops pop up ever increasingly in Pakistan without a legal framework within which pesticide-resistant varieties of Bt cotton and Bt corn can be scientifically assessed, the Lahore High Court has ordered Pakistan's federal gove
Authorities shot and killed a sovereign citizen Friday morning outside a Georgia courthouse after he brought weapons and explosives in an attempt to take over the building. Investigators said Dennis Marx arrived at the Forsyth County Administratio
A federal judge has ordered the government to stop destroying National Security Agency surveillance records that could be used to challenge the legality of its spying programs in court.
The judge ordered Rosa to send his daughter to school and she cannot be homeschooled. "I do not take this matter lightly," Tatti said. "You have deprived your child of the one thing that our government has been fairly good at doing,
A federal judge allowed the government to keep cash that Homeland Security agents seized because it smelled like marijuana. US District Court Judge Michael Davis issued a default ruling May 28 because the original owner
On Monday the Supreme Court decided against hearing a case dealing with a journalists right to protect their sources, declaring that the fourth amendment offers journalists no special protection.