So, when Ferguson got the grand jury ruling they didn't like, they showed how interested they were in justice by burning down the businesses of people that had nothing at all to do with it.
Americans may be a smart, educated people, but we are lazy and ignorant. It's too much effort for our delicate sensibilities to gain a deeper understanding of how our nation functions. This is why the Ferguson Lie happened. This is why the Ferguson
When news of the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice broke, I tried to be the honest broker I aspire to be.
Embracing the Ferguson model, prosecutors will hereinafter represent the defendant in the grand jury. That is all. –Twit, 26 November, 2014, 9:11 a.m.
AUSTIN -- Police officers across the state will no longer be able to draw the blood of DWI suspects without a warrant the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday.
Events in Ferguson unfolded as most aware Americans thought they would. A white prosecutor guided a grand jury to the decision that the white policeman who shot and killed a young black male had just cause and committed no crime.
Thanks in part to America's ill-defined hacking laws, prosecutors have enormous discretion to determine a hacker defendant's fate.
If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality. We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities – particularl
Swedish appeals court has rejected Julian Assange's attempt to rescind the warrant for his arrest.
Ferguson prosecutor Robert McCulloch delivered a long-winded, smirking speech blaming social media, the media, journalists, neighborhood residents, and everyone else who isn't Darren Wilson, for Darren Wilson shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael
One of America's most respected judges recently wrote an insightful and unsettling essay about the many problems with plea bargains, and we spoke to him about why judges almost always sign off on these agreements.
There is an interesting out of California where Citadel Exploration, an oil company, has sued the San Benito County for $1.2 billion for banning fracking and oil extraction on land within its jurisdiction.
A steady rain dampened an already gloomy mood here Saturday afternoon as word spread that a grand jury looking into whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson had yet to make a decision.
As America holds its breath for tonight's (expected) grand jury verdict over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown - by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9th - Missouri officials have said they have reached an understanding with protest lead
Nearly 100 Mesa residents whose homes were flooded after September's record downpour have filed a lawsuit against the city, state and Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski.
For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man.
There is a fine line between maintaining the peace and police brutality. That's what we're learning from another controversial case in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thomas Smith was already in handcuffs and sitting down when Officer Nicole Murphy
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a remarkable letter in which the Department of Justice admits its lawyer misled a panel of judges during oral arguments last month over the legality of National Security Letters, or NSLs.
Most people don't directly interact with the letter (as opposed to the spirit) of government laws. Sure, people will come face to face with the law – as in, deal with law enforcement officers. But very few people actually read the text
Before We Promote Verrilli to Attorney General, Let's Ask Him About That Time He Misled the Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court was intended to be an institution established to intervene and protect the people against the government and its agents when they overstep their bounds. Yet as I point out ...
Toledo's municipal court has been improperly issuing arrest warrants for 17 years, a "flagrant" violation of protections against illegal searches and seizures, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today. The local court should revamp its process for
A federal judge in California will review evidence this week as part of a defence motion to declare the government's 40 year-old war on marijuana unconstitutional.
Judges will be elected today. And we will elect them, though we will not select them. Some will be smart. Some will look judgeish, though that's the closest they come to being qualified. Some will stay bought.
Antonio Buehler Found NOT GUILTY After Almost 3 Years! Civil Suit Will Move Forward!
A Circuit Court judge in Virginia has ruled that fingerprints are not protected by the Fifth Amendment, a decision that has clear privacy implications for fingerprint-protected devices like newer iPhones and iPads.
Judge Steven C. Frucci ruled this week that giving police a fingerprint is akin to providing a DNA or handwriting sample or an actual key, which the law permits. A pass code, though, requires the defendant to divulge knowledge,
A judge in Maine rejected a request by state officials that the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox be restricted. The order he issued will remain in effect pending the outcome of a full hearing that must be held within 10 days.
The Washington State Supreme Court faced up to its own earlier error, holding in State v. W.R. that the burden of proving consent in a juvenile forcible compulsion rape case cannot be shifted to the defendant.