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Lawyer-Led Protests Prevail in Pakistan: Musharraf is Expected to Step Down

After more than a year of lawyer-led protests over the breakdown of the rule of law helped force parliamentary elections that brought opposing parties to power, the president of Pakistan…

Detroit Mayor is Untethered, Then Re-Restricted

Reversing another judge’s earlier order that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had to wear an electronic tether due to his violation of bond restrictions on traveling, a Wayne County Circuit Court…

Ex-Prisoner Puts Tenn. Federal Judge Appointment on Hold

More than a year ago, President George W. Bush nominated Gustavus Puryear IV to be a federal district judge in Nashville, Tenn. His nomination is supported by Republican Sens. Lamar…

Judge Slashes Fee Request for WilmerHale and Wiley Rein

Updated: A federal judge has slashed an attorney fee request in a false claims suit from $20 million to a little more than $7.5 million. His opinion explaining his action…

Overseer Moves to Seize $8B in California Funds for Prison Health Care

A court-appointed overseer for health care in California prisons has asked a federal judge to turn over $8 billion in state funds.

J. Clark Kelso said the money is needed…

Secret GPS Tracking of Suspects, Without Warrants, OK’d By Courts

In what one critic describes as a signpost of our “always-on, surveillance society,” police departments increasingly have been secretly using GPS, without seeking search warrants, to track the movements of…

Gang-Related Issues Widespread in US, Aided by Internet

Even as the federal government focuses on gang-related criminal activity as an enforcement priority, helping to organize major raids and providing money to local authorities to enhance their efforts, widespread…

NYC Plans to Track All Vehicles Entering Manhattan

In an effort to combat potential terrorist attacks, the city of New York is working on a plan to track every vehicle that enters Manhattan.

“It calls for photographing, and…

Detroit Mayor Didn’t Violate Bond

Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick finally caught a break.

The prosecution in one of the two criminal cases in which he is currently a defendant contended that he had violated…

Plame Can’t Sue Gov’t. Officials Who Allegedly Outed Her as US Spy

Because high-level government figures were acting within their official capacity when they allegedly revealed to reporters that Valerie Plame had spied for the U.S., she and her husband can’t sue…

New Website Sells Restaurant Reservations

There are laws against reselling tickets. But offering restaurant reservations online to the highest bidder may be entirely legal.

A 10-day-old Internet venture, which has created a Aug 8, 2008 8:48 PM CDT

Jailed Detroit Mayor Faces Felony Assault Charge

Updated: News for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick keeps getting worse and worse. This morning, the mayor, who was jailed yesterday for violating terms of his…

Gov. Liable for $455M in American Indian Trust Dispute

In a long-running dispute involving claims that the federal government has swindled American Indians under a trust account system created more than 100 years ago, a federal judge has sided,…

Detroit Mayor Jailed on Bond Violation

Updated: A judge has ordered that Detroit’s mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, be jailed over a violation of his bond in an ongoing perjury prosecution.

Kilpatrick admittedly violated his bond by making…

No Suspicion? No Problem: Feds Can Still Take Laptops at Borders, Read Contents

Confirming what some had previously feared, federal agencies say they can confiscate travelers’ laptops at U.S. borders for virtually any reason, and read and share with others the contents of…

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