Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Worker who stole cash from federal magistrate’s purse and gun from court office gets prison time

Law Firms

Legal invoices in inmate suits are exempt from open records law, California court says

Evidence

Use of Breathalyzer tests suspended by multiple DAs in Massachusetts

Criminal Justice

Jurors convict girlfriend in lawyer’s murder; prosecutor argued she was a ‘manipulator’

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus gets probation, is fined $100K for giving classified info to biographer

Court Security

Courtroom incident shows why 6 security officers are needed at sentencings, lawman says

Criminal Justice

Judge rules prosecutors undercharged cop in fatal shooting and acquits him

White-Collar Crime

On-the-lam ex-attorney wanted in client ‘charity’ and tax-fraud case is captured

Entertainment & Sports Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes Barry Bonds obstruction conviction

Disability Law

Ex-lawmaker charged with felony sex abuse is acquitted by jury

Civil Rights

DOJ to review city’s ticketing of black bicyclists

Celebrities

Sons charged with stealing from best-selling true-crime author Ann Rule

Criminal Justice

Jury convicts rabbi, acquits son in kidnapping-conspiracy case related to religious divorces

Criminal Justice

Justice Department opens inquiry into police treatment of Freddie Gray, who died after spinal injury

Privacy Law

Stingray device evidence allowed in murder case; police skipped request for court order

Evidence

Death-penalty arguments in Boston Marathon case include photo of Tsarnaev’s obscene gesture

Trials & Litigation

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel, DA says

U.S. Supreme Court

Prolonging a traffic stop for drug-dog sniff may violate Fourth Amendment, Supreme Court says

Family Law

Woman shoots husband who entered home in violation of protective order and is herself shot by police

Criminal Justice

Chicago prosecutor will dismiss misdemeanor marijuana cases