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Would-be Bomber Writes 'Time For Jihad' In Journal

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 08.20.2012 | Crime

LUBBOCK, Texas — Twice in the days leading up to Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari's arrest federal agents secretly searched the Saudi man's West Texas apa...

The Beauty of Justice in Action

Diane Dimond | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Jury service is the great equalizer and a reminder that none of us is above the court sanctioned judgment of another. If you have never sat in on a jury trial -- pick one and go. It's a real eye-opener.

Conviction of Black Mayor Overturned by U.S. Court of Appeals in Case Closely Watched by Civil Rights Activists

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 06.25.2012 | Crime
Jordan Flaherty

In a 2-1 ruling today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the conviction of former Waterproof mayor Bobby Higginbotham, and vacated his sente...

Trayvon Martin: Tracy and Sybrina have shown patience, restraint, and class

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 06.16.2012 | Black Voices
Lawrence D. Elliott

The most amazing thing I've witnessed during this tragedy is the patience, restraint, and class of the family of Trayvon Martin. They've remained determined to get justice for their son, while carrying themselves with great class and dignity.

Undocumented Immigrant Wins Lottery Ticket Lawsuit

Posted 03.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Almost two years after he bought a winning lottery ticket and gave it to his boss to cash for fear of being exposed as an undocumented immigrant, Jose...

Winning Lottery Ticket Stolen From Undocumented Immigrant

Posted 03.07.2012 | Latino Voices

An unusual trial opened this week at Judge Goerge F. Nunn’s courtroom in the Houston County Superior Court in Warner Robins, Georgia. A man sued ...

Did Virginia Tech Fail to Protect Students in Massacre?

Mari Fagel | Posted 05.06.2012 | Crime
Mari Fagel

While the defense may argue this as a case of hindsight is 20/20, I hope the 12 jurors see this is a clear case of common sense ignored.

Father Accused Of Raping, Prostituting Adopted Children

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Crime

TROY, Ohio -- An adoptive father in western Ohio has been accused of raping three children and allowing other men to have sex with one of them, allega...

Cook County Bond Court Overlooks Critical Information

Katy Welter | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

In less than the time it takes to make an ATM withdrawal, Cook County Bond Court judges make decisions affecting individual liberty and the public safety. This way of transacting justice exacts a dear convenience fee.

Infamous 'Sanctuary City' Triple Murder Trial Begins This Week

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

Jury selection began today in the triple murder trial of an undocumented immigrant whose story ignited a firestorm of controversy around San Francisco...

The Bigger They Come

Henry J. Stern | Posted 02.21.2012 | New York
Henry J. Stern

While only a relatively small portion of elected officials are criminals, still the frequency of arrests and indictments of members of the political class causes people to doubt the integrity and validity of the legislative process.

40 Members of Congress Say No to Indefinite Detention of Americans

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

This week, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-1) and I sent an urgent letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders and conferees opposing provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act.

David Lohr

Jackson Doctor Sentenced To 4 Years In Jail | David Lohr | Posted 11.29.2011 | Celebrity

Michael Jackson's personal physician was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment in an L.A. County jail on Tuesday, capping a more than two-year legal journ...

Lawyers: Conrad Murray Will Appeal Guitly Verdict

Posted 01.08.2012 | Crime

A lawyer for Conrad Murray says that the former doctor to Michael Jackson will appeal yesterday's conviction of involuntary manslaughter, the Associat...

Jackson Doctor Reportedly Placed On Suicide Watch

Posted 01.08.2012 | Crime

Dr. Conrad Murray has reportedly been placed on suicide watch after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. ...

David Lohr

Conrad Murray Guilty: Jurors Have Reached Decision In Michael Jackson Case | David Lohr | Posted 01.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- UPDATE: 4:18 p.m. -- Dr. Conrad Murray, the former personal physician of Michael Jackson, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter ...

Hero Mom Or Calculated Killer? Jury Decides

AP | By RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.05.2012 | Crime

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- A prosecutor told jurors Friday that a woman killed her 20-year-old neighbor during a staged home invasion as part of a plot to fr...

The Deaths of Dictators: Neither History Nor Their People Will Ever Absolve Them

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I would have liked to see Muammar Gaddafi before a court, indicted for the crimes he committed against his country. I think the violent deaths of the satraps only gives them an aura of martyrdom they do not deserve.

Vincent Tabak Denies Sex Thrill In Jo Yeates Killing

PA | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Joanna Yeates's killer has been accused of strangling her for sexual thrills. Vincent Tabak denied claims he was aroused and gr...

No Mistrial In Brutal Connecticut Home Invasion Case

AP | Posted 12.03.2011 | Crime

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A judge denied a defense motion for a mistrial Monday after a supporter of the victims...

Teen Killed In Connecticut Home Invasion Took Minutes To Die: Doctor

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A 17-year-old girl who died in a gruesome home invasion that also killed her sister and mother likely took up to several minu...

Florida Millionaire Convicted Of Murdering Wife

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 11.25.2011 | Crime

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A millionaire developer who lived in the same central Florida neighborhood as Tiger Woods and other celebrities was convicted Saturda...

WATCH: Feds Want Harsh Sentence For Blagojevich

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Update: The U.S. Attorney's Office issued a statement Thursday in response to news reports about former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's possible s...

Kuwaiti Netizens Protest Lawyers' Offer to Defend Mubarak

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Using the hashtag, #MyQ8, Kuwaiti netizens are protesting against Kuwaiti lawyers who plan to join the defense team for Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Dan Choi Trial Put On Hold

AP | By JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A gay former Army lieutenant who handcuffed himself to the White House fence to protest the milit...