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Trial and Execution: The Dramatic Deaths of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Twenty years ago on Christmas Day, the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed after a summary trial. And thanks to the marvels of modern technology, anyone can view the proceedings.

Crazy or Reasonable Belief? The Latest From the Blagojevich Trial

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Thus far in the trial, we have not heard one Obama advisor tell Blagojevich, "No, you cannot seek something in exchange from Obama. That is illegal and you will go to prison." Not once.

Supreme Court To Rule On Workers' Texting Privacy

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court appears likely to rule against public employees who claimed a local government violated their privacy by reading text ...

Bowoto v. Chevron: Nigerian Plaintiffs Argue their Appeal in Human Rights Case Against Chevron

Scott Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Gilmore

Lawyers for a group of Nigerian environmental activists argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit in Bowoto v. Chevron. This landmark case was the first human rights civil suit against a corporation to be tried before an American jury.

One of the Most Shameful Episodes In Journalistic History

Charles Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Thomson

Looking back five years on the Michael Jackson trial, I see a media out of control. The sheer amount of propaganda, bias, distortion and misinformation is almost beyond comprehension.

Equality on Trial: Judge Walker's Amazing Questions for Closing Argument

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

2010-06-10-walkersquestions.jpg On Tuesday, Judge Vaughn Walker issued a series of questions -- stunning in their breadth, complexity and essence -- for the parties to the federal Prop. 8 trial. Never in American history has homosexuality been on trial in this way.

Ja Rule Headed To Trial

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A court wants Ja Rule to book a date in New York City this summer – for a trial in his three-year-old gun case. A Manhattan ju...

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial: DAY 10 - April 2, 2010 "Court Continues to Reveal Roselligate..."

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 10 - April 2, 2010 "Court Continues to ...

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 7: "In the Land of Secrecy: Conspiracy First...Members Second..."

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 7- March 30, 2010 The Labor Movement i...

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 6: "Members of the Secret Land are not allowed to Kiss and Tell."

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 6- March 29, 2010 Well, here we are agai...

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 5: "A look behind the scenes....HELP...Somebody Call Security!"

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union/United Healthcare Workers West) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 5- March 2...

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 4: 'The Secret Island'

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Boddie

The trial of SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union/United Healthcare Workers West) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) brought out many hidden secrets during today's trial.

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial: "Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil"

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

Today's trial began with NUHW Attorney (Dan Siegel) pleading with Federal Court Judge William Alsup to restore his reputation due to the number of sus...

Stacey Pagli Pleads Not Guily To Strangling Daughter At Manhattanville College

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A woman who allegedly told police she strangled her daughter because the young woman was disrespectful pleaded not guilty W...

Opening statements began today in the trial of NUHW in the lawsuit brought by SEIU-UHW

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

Very well prepared and articulate, SEIU-UHW Attorney Gary Kohlman delivered his opening statement with clear oversight and transparency of SEIU-UHW ch...

Trial Beginning Today (March 22, 2010): SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers)

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

Hello Brothers and Sisters of the Labor Movement and our Future Generation of America: The much awaited trial of the SEIU-UHW allegations against NU...

The Truth Comes Out: A Worker Witness to Union Justice

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

I'm Erica Boddie, a front line labor worker of 28 years for Kaiser Permanente, and an original "Local 250" member of which is now SEIU-UHW. I look ...

Yazeed Essa GUILTY Of Wife's Cyanide Death, Ohio Jury Rules

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CLEVELAND — An Ohio doctor accused of lacing his wife's calcium supplement with cyanide so he could be with his mistress was convicted Friday of...

New York City Dogfighters Finally Face a Jury

Reedu Taha | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reedu Taha

After a year and a half of courtroom delays and postponed trial dates, four of the six men arrested in the Bronx dogfighting bust will finally be tried before a jury of their peers.

'Gothic Kittens' Trial Begins: Groomer Holly Crawford Faces Animal Cruelty Charges Over Piercing Cats

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is on trial to face animal cruelty charges for marketing "gothic kittens" with ear and nec...

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 8

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 7- March 30, 2010 I'm unable to provide a...

A New Nazi War Crimes Trial -- And This Time It's Personal

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I instinctively felt there should be no statute of limitations for perpetrators of genocide. But when I recently received a telephone call from a German lawyer, the issue became much more personal.

Terror Suspect In Court: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Pleads Not Guilty In Terrorism Trial

Huffington Post/Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's trial began Friday. The appearance of the terror suspect in court was brief, less than five minutes, and a not guilty plea...

Rana, Chicago Businessman, Held In Plot Against Danish Paper

Yahoo! News | Andrew Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A U.S. judge considering bail for Pakistani-born Chicago businessman, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, accused of conspiring to launch attacks against a Danish ...

Blagojevich Attorney: Obama As Witness Would Be 'Awesome'

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — One of Rod Blagojevich's attorneys said Wednesday it was possible the defense could call President Obama to take the witness stand if ...