Google-owned YouTube won a major victory Wednesday when a federal judge ruled the video-sharing site was protected under U.S. copyright law. Viacom, which vowed an appeal, was seeking $1 billion in damages in a case testing the depths of copyright
The Washington Post published this two weeks ago, but unless he releases something today, Attorney General Eric Holder has missed the deadline, condemning thousands more to sexual assault in prison:
As a group, state governments could save $7.6 billion, while local governments could save $7.2 billion.
One of many hundreds in America's prison gulag
The Sovereignty of the People of America through its only legitimate international agent, The united States of America, republic union of states individually holding the One People's property in the form of political will duly assigned and accepted
Some 500 people have been arrested in a nationwide crackdown on mortgage fraud, and federal officials pointed to Las Vegas as one of the centers of the scams that pumped up home prices until the housing market bubble finally burst.
WeAreChangeLA’s lead organizer Bruno Bruhwiler is being targeted as a terrorist threat. It all began when Bruno was sitting in the audience at a civil hearing for another WACLA member. The Judge literally did not like Bruno’s involuntary facial expre
The US currently incarcerates a higher share of its population than any other country in the world. A reduction in incarceration rates just to the 1993 level would lower correctional expenditures by $16.9 billion per year, with the large majority o
The FBI thought it was closing in on Joran van der Sloot in the notorious Natalee Holloway missing-teenager case, and he was videotaped and paid $25,000 in a sting operation. But when the agency delayed his arrest to help build a criminal case, he to
As a sheriff's deputy dumped the contents of Joy Uhlmeyer's purse into a sealed bag, she begged to know why she had just been arrested while driving home to Richfield after an Easter visit with her elderly mother. No one had an answer. Uhlmeyer
Kimberly Yates was serving time for a drug offense when she was raped. Unlike many inmates in her situation, Yates was believed by the authorities when she reported what had happened. They prosecuted the guard responsible for the attack; he received
Targeting the innocent for political advantage
There is a bail reduction hearing this morning for two environmental activists who protested mountain-top removal coal mining and had their bail set at $100,000. EmmaKate Martin and Benjamin Bryant took part in non-violent civil disobedience to bl
Michelle Ortiz was serving one year at the Ohio Reformatory for Women, a state prison in Marysville, when she was molested by a male guard. When Ortiz reported the first assault to prison official Paula Jordan, the official told the inmate that the m
Juveniles may not be sentenced to life in prison without parole for any crime short of homicide, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday, expanding its command that young offenders must be treated differently from adults even for heinous crimes.
It took 5 years and 40K, but Prison Legal News prevailed in court against private prison giant. PLN gets the documents and their legal fees back.
During an interview Sunday on ABC television's current affairs talk show This Week, Attorney General Eric Holder suggested creating an exception to so-called Miranda rights established in a 1966 Supreme Court ruling that forbids prosecutors from usin
The libertarian-minded congressman entered this statement into the Congressional Record on Thursday, to commemorate Hemp History Week: Madam Speaker, I rise to speak about Hemp History Week. To celebrate the American heritage of growing industrial