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The American Flag T-Shirt Case: It's Not About Patriotism

Dirk Hughes | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Dirk Hughes

The government can, and does, legally violate our Constitutional rights when in its best interest to do so. In fact, they do it quite often. They just need the right reason.

JPMorgan Goes After Feds For More Than $1 Billion

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in federal court ...

Magistrate's Messiah Complex

Neal Wooten | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Neal Wooten

I've always been concerned about judges and magistrates having too much power, making way too many decisions based not on law or precedence, but on their own personal or religious beliefs.

High Court Taking Up Gun Ban

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will decide whether a man's Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from owning a gun. The high co...

Special Courts For Veterans Expanding Across The U.S.

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- Former National Guardsman Paul Piscitelli is in Philadelphia Municipal Court to answer to drug and theft charges. Elijah Peters, who s...

Natural Born Presidents

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What it all boils down to is that Ted Cruz is free to run for president, as is just about anyone. Whether he can convince the country that he is eligible or not will likely be a matter of politics. It's open to anyone's interpretation who can and who cannot be president.

Mikva JJC and News Genius: Partners in Crime Education

News Genius | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
News Genius

The Mikva Juvenile Justice Council (MJJC) wants to keep youth away from the criminal justice system. MJJC is developing new ways to help young people ...

Chicago Judge: 'Strong Showing' Of Racial Profiling In Drug Stings

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO — The chief judge of U.S. District Court in Chicago has questioned whether the federal government in a drug case racially profiled Afric...

Friday Talking Points -- Rest In Peace, Fourth Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We gather here today to mourn the passing of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although weakened and battered in the past, it seems that it has finally succumbed and will be heard of no more.

Originalism: The Dark Misunderstanding

Deedee Freedberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Deedee Freedberg

At the time of his now crucial rejection by the senate, Robert Bork's importance did not fully reach me. I knew him only as Solicitor General, third o...

Judge Holds Self In Contempt For Smartphone

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology

IONIA, Michigan (AP) — A U.S. judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infr...

The Time Is Now: An Open Letter to a U.S. Senator

Brian Sims | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Sims

Senator, the same people who voted for me, voted for you, and I am so excited to report that a vast majority of them now support LGBT equality. So too do a majority of your Democratic colleagues.

David Lohr

Jodi Arias' Personal Photos (Photos)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.11.2013 | Crime

The long awaited trial of Jodi Arias began in Maricopa County County Superior Court in Arizona on Jan. 2. The 32-year-old photographer is accused o...

High Court Says No To Anti-Abortion Group

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from an anti-abortion group that wanted to be exempted from campaign finance disclosure regula...

David Lohr

Jodi Arias Crime Scene Photos (GRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Prosecutors in the trial of Jodi Arias have entered dozens of graphic crime scene photos into evidence during her murder trial. Photos of the location...

David Lohr

Who's Who In The Jodi Arias Case (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The long awaited trial of Jodi Arias began in Maricopa County County Superior Court in Arizona on Jan. 2. The 32-year-old photographer is accused o...

'Christmas Letter 2012'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It sure has been an exciting 2012 for the Zezimas! The good news is that nobody in the family went to prison, though three of us had brushes with the law.

Should Police Need A Warrant To Search Your Cell Phone?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Marcellus Campos and Denise Tejada This Thursday, a Senate Committee will consider limited changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act o...

Confronting Your Attacker: How One Rape Survivor Found Strength In Court

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.09.2012 | Crime

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords appeared in court this week with Jared Loughner, the man who shot her. Host Janet Redd led a discussio...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #24, Supreme Court Appointments

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Electing Romney would be devastating to the future of the Supreme Court and the country. If Romney is elected and Ginsburg retires, over the next four years a real shift in power would occur.

Breaking the Silence: The Media and Male Sexual Abuse

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

During the past few years we have finally been hearing more about an epidemic of sexual abuse of children , and thankfully, a few prosecutions. The pe...

Warren Sapp Transforms Into Judge Sapp for New YouTube Series (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.16.2012 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Warren Sapp is used to having the final say on his show, "Judge Sapp," where he settles disputes with his trademark no-nonsense attitude and outrageous wit.

Life as a Prosecutor

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

Does the public ever know how many prosecutors have sat in their offices crying because they believed so much in a case and the jury said "not guilty"? That's the side of a prosecutor that nobody chooses to explore. That's the life that some of us lead.

Tax-y and He Knows It

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Michael Rugnetta

The Supreme Court's health care ruling was surprising for many reasons -- John Roberts siding with the court's liberal wing, the upholding of the mand...

Alleged Fort Hood Shooter's Beard Stops Court Hearing

AP | Posted 06.08.2012 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- A hearing to consider pre-trial motions in the murder case against an Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage ...