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Criminal Procedure

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Judge: Moving Detainee Requires Notice

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler this week ordered the U.S. not to transfer a detainee in Afghanistan without giving his attorney at least 30 days’ notice.

The ruling, considered a…

House Moves to Expand Courts’ Reach to War Contractors

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have approved a bill that, if enacted, will bring U.S. contractors in Iraq under the jurisdiction of American criminal courts.

That means private contractors, including the…

Man Accused of Shooting Divorce Judge Gets New Venue

After three days of unsuccessful jury selection, a judge in Nevada has ordered a venue change in the case of a man accused of killing his estranged wife and shooting…

Congress Probes Latest Torture Concerns

Congressional committees are launching investigations, after a New York Times article today revealed that two secret Department of Justice opinions in 2005 endorsed prisoner interrogation techniques some consider tantamount to…

Judge: Sen. Craig Can’t Withdraw Guilty Plea

Updated: In a ruling that could sound the death knell for Sen. Larry Craig’s career in office, a Minnesota judge has ruled that the Idaho Republican can’t withdraw his guilty…

20-Year CA Judge Removed from Bench

A former prosecutor who was appointed a California state court judge nearly 20 years ago has been removed from the bench for “misconduct” and “gross neglect” of his judicial duties.

Justices to VA: What’s the Hurry to Execute?

Two U.S. Supreme Court justices had a message for the state of Virginia: Slow down the machinery of death.

Justice John Paul Stevens issued a statement questioning Virginia’s rush to…

Stranger Posted Bell’s Bond in Jena 6 Case

Although he had never met Mychal Bell, a doctor living elsewhere in the state posted the bond the 17-year-old needed to get out of jail and return home to the…

‘Legal Wonk’: What Larry Craig Wants, Court Can’t Give

If Sen. Larry Craig is lucky, a Minnesota judge, as expected, will refuse to let him revoke his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge.

That’s because a trial over…

State Backs Down in Jena 6 Case

The prosecution in a controversial case against one of the so-called Jena Six defendants has accepted a Louisiana appellate court ruling that he should be tried as a juvenile.

Mychal…

Court: Lawyer Lied in Firm Fight ... But Which One?

A recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal offers a startling view of the hard-hitting office politics at a venerable Toronto law firm.

When attorney Benjamin Moss trudged back…

Mistrial as Phil Spector Jury Deadlocks

Updated: A mistrial has been declared in the second-degree murder trial of Phil Spector, after the judge polled the jury, who all agreed they were deadlocked.

The foreman said the…

No Ruling on Craig Restroom Plea Issue

After a hearing today over Sen. Larry Craig’s request to withdraw his guilty plea in a Minnesota restroom sex sting case, the judge is not expected to rule until next…

5th Circuit OKs Super-Long Enron Brief

Ordinarily, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals looks with “great disfavor,” according to its own rules, on long-winded briefs.

But the appellate court should make an exception…

Suit: Feds’ Raids Violate Constitution

Warrantless searches allegedly are being conducted by armed U.S. immigration authorities on Latino-occupied homes in the New York City area where they have no good reason to believe immigrant fugitives…

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