State Treasurer (and Rudy Giuliani's SC campaign chair) Thomas Ravenel was indicted on federal drug charges and was suspended from office by Gov. Sanford. Ravenel, is charged with one count each of conspiracy to posses and intent
One of my co-panelists was Regina Kelly, a resident of Hearne, Texas who was wrongly arrested, jailed, and indicted based on the word of a confidential informant who not only had psychological problems, but was facing his own robbery charges, and cla
Court-appointed counsel to Deborah Jeane Palfrey argued the government had misapplied prostitution laws, unfairly singled out his client for prosecution, and its charges against her were unconstitutionally vague.
Defense lawyers in a growing number of cases are raising questions about the motives of government lawyers who have brought charges against their clients. Citing the furor over the U.S. attorney dismissals as evidence their cases may have been infect
A passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic violation can challenge the stop for violating the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously.
His law license lost and reputation in tatters, Mike Nifong seemingly can fall no further. But the disgraced prosecutor who committed "intentional prosecutorial misconduct" in his pursuit of the Duke lacrosse rape case faces an uncertain -
How to get the truth about Plame-gate out of Scooter Libby.
A US judge on Thursday ordered former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby to go to jail while his lawyer appeals his conviction for lying to investigators in a CIA leak case.
A former Ku Klux Klansman was found guilty of kidnapping on Thursday in the 1964 killings of two black men in Mississippi, a case that highlighted white supremacist violence during the civil rights era.
(I bet the readers here are shocked by this) An internal FBI audit has found that the bureau potentially violated the law or agency rules more than 1,000 times while collecting data about domestic phone calls, e-mails, and financial transactions in r
Butts has been charged with aggravated misdemeanor. Because of prior theft convictions, Butts could face up to three years in jail if found guilty of the toilet paper theft. No one can figure out the motive
The US war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo have betrayed the principles of fairness that made the Nazi war crimes trials at Nuremberg a judicial landmark, one of the US Nuremberg prosectors said on Monday. "I think Robert Jackson
A former high school football star who became a national symbol for the extremes of getting tough on sex offenders was ordered released from prison Monday by a judge who called his mandatory 10-year sentence for consensual teen sex "a grave misc
Inmates at the federal prison camp in Otisville, N.Y., were stunned by what they saw at the chapel library on Memorial Day - hundreds of books had disappeared from the shelves. The removal of the books is occurring nationwide, part of a long-delayed,
More than a year after he took the lead in investigating claims 3 men raped a stripper at a March 2006 party thrown by Duke's highly ranked lacrosse team - the Durham County district attorney will stand trial on ethics charges ranging from lying
In the US attorneys scandal, all eyes are on Karl Rove as the presumed architect. But, long before Karl Rove began plying his trade, Fred Malek wrote the manual for politciizing the Justice Dept. Malek, a little known but influential Republican ope
Privileged class Paris Hilton was released from a Los Angeles County jail early because of an unspecified medical problem and will fulfill the remainder of her sentence for probation violation in home confinement, a sheriff's spokesman said. [gig
1. In order to foil a terrorist plot, you must first find a terrorist plot. This is not easy. 2. Not just anyone can find and then foil a terrorist plot. You must have an incentive. The best incentive is to be an accused felon, looking at a long pr
News Corp.'s MySpace filed a request on Monday in a Pennsylvania state court to seek guidance on how it can legally provide local authorities with the private e-mails of convicted sex offenders who had lurked on its service.
Federal authorities have charged a Chicago man with copyright violations for allegedly uploading several episodes of Fox's "24" on the Internet before the show's season premiere earlier this year.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales continued to discuss the process that resulted in the firing of 8 US Attorneys with members of his staff after Justice Dept. offices began an internal investigation into the matter. Gonzales had insisted that he did
A violent crime spike in four cities led the Justice Department on Friday to dispatch additional teams of federal agents to combat guns, gangs or surging murder rates in Mesa, Ariz.; Orlando, Fla.; San Bernardino, Calif., and San Juan, Puerto Rico
An IL man accused by the Environmental Protection Agency of operating an illegal dump was found not guilty Thursday of defying an order by the agency that closed off his property.
The Justice Department said it will investigate whether its hiring practices were improperly tainted by politics after a former aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales admitted posing political questions to job applicants.
Valerie Plame Wilson, was a “covert” CIA officer who repeatedly traveled overseas using a “cover identity” in order to disguise her relationship with the agency.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court disagreed. It first held that roadblocks are always an effective deterrent to drunk driving, rejecting evidence that conventional patrols produced more arrests per hour than roadblocks (see data inReported By Terry Bressi
Two Oregon men were found not guilty of sex abuse when a Washington County Circuit judge said the prosecution failed to prove they used 'psychic snake oil' to lure a 17-year-old boy into sex.
A jury on Friday returned a not guilty verdict for University of Tennessee cornerback Marsalous Johnson, who was charged with assault after an off-duty deputy sheriff accused Johnson of waving a gun at him while driving on an interstate.
Trials are on the verge of extinction. They have been replaced by settlements and plea deals, by mediations and arbitrations and by decisions from judges based only on lawyers' written submissions.
A North Carolina pit bull owner was acquitted of dog fighting and animal cruelty charges after police were tipped by someone who stated that he saw two men urging pit bull dogs to fight.