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Reading About Many a Legal Proceeding

Dave Astor | Posted 02.28.2014 | Books
Dave Astor

Indeed, literature can get very compelling when depicting crime and (sometimes) punishment, to reference the title of a certain Russian novel. And when fictional works depict that, all kinds of stuff can come up.

Jungle Beat: Love Story of Two Pioneers

Barbara Fahs | Posted 10.12.2013 | Hawaii
Barbara Fahs

The thing that impressed me most about Share Christie when I interviewed her in my home recently was her love of animals. "And who's this?" she asked...

Saving Trayvon Martin -- With Jewish Law

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Had Zimmerman followed the Jewish law guidelines of not unnecessarily entering a dangerous situation and using proportionate force, perhaps Trayvon Martin would still be alive today.

Pfc. Bradley Manning Is Being Railroaded? All Aboard.

Victor Lopez | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Victor Lopez

What Manning and WikiLeaks shared was journalism in its purest form, plain and simple. What follows is a dog and pony show where Bradley will likely pay with his life.

Can 9/11 Defendants' 'Memories and Experiences' Be Classified?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Could the victim of a classified CIA execution program be prevented by the government from telling anyone about his experience being targeted by it?

Are Courthouses Obsolete?

Brad Reid | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

Are courtrooms obsolete? No, but many venues are located outside of the traditional courthouse or are increasingly subject to video conferencing such as arraignments.

Al Qaeda Cooperators Give Inside View Of Terror Group

AP | By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- By the time a wayward kid from Long Island named Bryant Neal Vinas joined al-Qaeda in 2008, the sight of trainees swinging from monkey bar...

18 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Divorce Lawyer

Henry Gornbein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

If you are contemplating a divorce or your spouse is on the verge of serving you with divorce papers, you should immediately contact a divorce lawyer. At the initial consultation, there are several important questions that you should ask.

What if Zimmerman Gets an All White Jury?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Zimmerman case jury may be fair and impartial. But to pretend that racial bias doesn't exist in racially charged trials is self-serving and dangerous. His case could again cast an ugly glare on jury race bias.

Study Shows Severe Inequity In Courtrooms

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.04.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON — A new study shows that federal judges are handing out widely disparate sentences for similar crimes 30 years after Congress tried t...

14 Signs Of A Good Family Court Judge

Henry Gornbein | Posted 03.28.2012 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In over forty years of practicing family law, I have appeared before hundreds of different judges. Here are some of my thoughts on the attributes of a good judge in family law.

Arin Greenwood

Verdicts Handed Down In D.C. Activists' Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin handed down verdicts on Wednesday in the trial of eight D.C. activists arrested last April whi...

35,000 Convicted For Terror Offenses Worldwide Since 9/11

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 11.03.2011 | World

At least 35,000 people worldwide have been convicted as terrorists in the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. But while some bombe...

Casey Anthony Jury to Solve Debt Ceiling Crisis in 11 Hours

Spencer Green | Posted 09.05.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Jurors of the Casey Anthony trial have been flown to Washington, D.C. in the hope of harnessing their talents to solve the looming debt ceiling crisis.

The Most Controversial U.S. Court Verdicts

Posted 09.04.2011 | Crime

Innocent until proven guilty, that's the legal right of any person standing trial in the United States, no matter how sensational the case may be, or ...

As Jurors Go Online, Trials Go Off Track

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The explosion of blogging, tweeting and other online diversions has reached into U.S. jury boxes, in many cases raising serious questions about juror ...

Connelly's The Reversal: Expect the Unexpected

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

In Michael Connelly's world, life is never predictable. His novels follow the same premise.

Charlie Rangel Must (Politically) Die

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Schechter

It took him 80 years but Harlem's war-hero turned Congressional elder, Charles Rangel, is this week's media poster boy for all the ills of an institutionally corrupt system.

No Room for Public at Guv Blago's Trial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

There's no room for the public to watch former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's trial. But there could be.

SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW: Closing Arguments

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 12 - April 6, 2010 "Closing Arguments" ...

Jurors' Financial Hardship Claims Rise As More Seek To Avoid Missing Work In Downturn

LA Times | Carol J. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In this time of double-digit unemployment and shrinking benefits for those who do have jobs, courts are finding it more difficult to seat juries for t...

What NYC Terror Trial Controversy Changes: Absolutely Nothing

Patrick Barry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patrick Barry

Support for military commissions might make sense, if the commissions themselves weren't so ineffective and soft.

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.

Quotes of the Day from Guantánamo Bay

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

Doesn't it seem that something is fundamentally wrong with a system in which after six or seven years of holding a man in prison, the government has to ask for another four months to prepare?

Brooke Astor Case Is In The Wrong Court

Tom Baer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Baer

ssuming Anthony Marshall caused his mother to do things in will amendments that she had no intention of doing, the proper remedy is to see to it that he gets no part of her estate. It is in the civil courts that this case belongs.