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No Bond for GA Youth in Child Sex Case

There will be no bond for a young Georgia man sentenced to a 10-year term in a controversial child sex case, despite an offer by 11 entrepreneurs to pay $1…

Rancher Loses Quest for Damages

A Wyoming rancher who sought damages from employees at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had the support of a conservative public interest group, the Pacific Legal Foundation.

But only…

Did Missouri Execute an Innocent Man?

A dozen years after Larry Griffin was executed, despite his continuing proclaimations of innocence, by the state of Missouri, there are major unanswered questions about whether he was actually guilty…

11th Circuit OKs Search of Football Fans

“Voluntary” pat-down searches of fans entering football stadiums do not violate the 4th Amendment prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizes, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided today.

Ruling…

A Conservative Juggernaut (Updated)

Conservatives are on a roll at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Four of five rulings yesterday were decided 5-4 by conservative majorities, according to the Washington Post.

The…

KPMG Prosecutors Concede Key Point

Government lawyers have acknowledged that dismissal of charges is the appropriate remedy for 12 former KPMG employees—if prosecutors indeed violated the Constitution by pressuring their employer to cut off legal…

Cheney Pushed ‘Robust Interrogation’

Fare more so than has been realized until now, Vice President Dick Cheney was a key architect of the Bush administration’s plan to evade the Geneva conventions and at least…

Taxpayers Can’t Challenge Religion Aid (Updated)

The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision has ruled that taxpayers do not have standing to challenge a White House program that encouraged faith-based organizations to seek federal aid.

Longtime Judge Desegregated Schools,  Sat on Watergate Hearings Panel

A retired federal judge known for his role in helping to desegregate the St. Louis schools–as well as, during an earlier stint in Congress, for sitting on the House Judiciary…

Agency Seeks DOJ Help in Cheney Dispute

Vice President Dick Cheney is claiming that his office is exempt from a presidential order regulating handling of national security information.

Cheney has claimed for the last four years that…

Bush Aides Plan to Close Gitmo Prison

Public, legislative and judicial pressure to end the extraordinary detention of so-called enemy combatants and others suspected of links to al-Qaeda terrorists at a U.S. Navy prison in Guantanamo Bay,…

Two Precedents Down, More to Come

The U.S. Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. overruled precedent for the second time last week.

The decision, Bowles v. Russell, Jun 21, 2007 12:33 PM CDT

Senator Vows Action on Signing Statements

A senator who sought a study on presidential signing statements says his next step will be to determine if there are any legal violations.

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., told the…

Sex Supplements Case Protects E-Mail

A federal appeals court has ruled the Fourth Amendment protects e-mail stored with a commercial Internet service provider.

Individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy for such e-mail, the 6th…

Bush Makes Good on Signing Vows

A study by the Government Accountability Office has identified several examples in which the White House did not carry out new laws.

The GAO tracked 19 instances in which President…

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