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www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Dining

Donald Trump se convierte en el primer expresidente condenado de EE. UU.

Donald Trump declared guilty of falsifying records, facing tarnished image for 2024 presidential run. [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Peter Doocy Asks Biden If He's Worried About Being Prosecuted After Trump Conviction

President Biden dismisses fear of prosecution, asserts innocence, and emphasizes faith in the legal system. [ more ]
The Atlantic
1 month ago
US Elections

The Jury, Not the Prosecutor, Decides Who's Guilty

Alvin Bragg's motives do not affect Trump's potential crimes. [ more ]
The Atlantic
1 month ago
US Elections

Trump's Very Fair Trial

Trump often labels situations as rigged or corrupt when they don't favor him, not due to actual corruption. [ more ]
The New Yorker
1 month ago
US Elections

The Revisionist History of the Trump Trial Has Already Begun

Donald Trump faced a criminal conviction with thirty-four felony counts, becoming the first former American President convicted as a felon. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Donald Trump Convicted As Lawyers Breathe Sigh Of Relief That They Can Keep Billing For The Appeal

Donald Trump found guilty on all 34 counts in hush money trial. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Dining

Donald Trump se convierte en el primer expresidente condenado de EE. UU.

Donald Trump declared guilty of falsifying records, facing tarnished image for 2024 presidential run. [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Peter Doocy Asks Biden If He's Worried About Being Prosecuted After Trump Conviction

President Biden dismisses fear of prosecution, asserts innocence, and emphasizes faith in the legal system. [ more ]
The Atlantic
1 month ago
US Elections

The Jury, Not the Prosecutor, Decides Who's Guilty

Alvin Bragg's motives do not affect Trump's potential crimes. [ more ]
The Atlantic
1 month ago
US Elections

Trump's Very Fair Trial

Trump often labels situations as rigged or corrupt when they don't favor him, not due to actual corruption. [ more ]
The New Yorker
1 month ago
US Elections

The Revisionist History of the Trump Trial Has Already Begun

Donald Trump faced a criminal conviction with thirty-four felony counts, becoming the first former American President convicted as a felon. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Donald Trump Convicted As Lawyers Breathe Sigh Of Relief That They Can Keep Billing For The Appeal

Donald Trump found guilty on all 34 counts in hush money trial. [ more ]
moredonald-trump
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Trump and Allies Assail Conviction With Faulty Claims

Former President Trump and his loyalists reject guilty verdict, criticize judge and legal system, perpetuating false claims to discredit the trial. [ more ]
#political-prosecutions
New York Post
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Donald Trump's conviction is nothing more than a 'thrill kill'

The politicization of the legal system is exemplified by historical and present-day political prosecutions. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Trump Wants to Prosecute Biden. He Also Thinks Presidents Deserve Immunity.

Former President Trump's argument for immunity from charges highlights the irony of his own threats to use the legal system for political revenge. [ more ]
New York Post
1 month ago
Left-wing politics

Donald Trump's conviction is nothing more than a 'thrill kill'

The politicization of the legal system is exemplified by historical and present-day political prosecutions. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Trump Wants to Prosecute Biden. He Also Thinks Presidents Deserve Immunity.

Former President Trump's argument for immunity from charges highlights the irony of his own threats to use the legal system for political revenge. [ more ]
morepolitical-prosecutions
#donald-j-trump
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US Elections

The Jury That Convicted Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump convicted of falsifying business records, becoming the first American president to become a felon. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Judge in Trump Criminal Case Braces for Glare of Unprecedented Trial

Justice Merchan prepares to preside over Donald J. Trump's trial, facing challenges from the former president's attacks on the legal system.
The upcoming trial marks the first prosecution of a former U.S. president, promising unprecedented levels of contention and scrutiny. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US Elections

The Jury That Convicted Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump convicted of falsifying business records, becoming the first American president to become a felon. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Judge in Trump Criminal Case Braces for Glare of Unprecedented Trial

Justice Merchan prepares to preside over Donald J. Trump's trial, facing challenges from the former president's attacks on the legal system.
The upcoming trial marks the first prosecution of a former U.S. president, promising unprecedented levels of contention and scrutiny. [ more ]
moredonald-j-trump
#trump-trial
time.com
1 month ago
US Elections

If the Jury Convicts, Trump's Future Will Be in Judge Merchan's Hands

The jury decides Trump's guilt; Judge Merchan decides post-verdict outcomes, including bail, sentencing, and potential incarceration or probation, with significant political implications. [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
2 months ago
JavaScript

I Mean, Come On': Jeffrey Toobin Not Buying CNN Panelist's Jury Nullification' Theory in Trump Trial

Jury nullification unlikely in Trump's New York criminal trial. [ more ]
time.com
1 month ago
US Elections

If the Jury Convicts, Trump's Future Will Be in Judge Merchan's Hands

The jury decides Trump's guilt; Judge Merchan decides post-verdict outcomes, including bail, sentencing, and potential incarceration or probation, with significant political implications. [ more ]
www.mediaite.com
2 months ago
JavaScript

I Mean, Come On': Jeffrey Toobin Not Buying CNN Panelist's Jury Nullification' Theory in Trump Trial

Jury nullification unlikely in Trump's New York criminal trial. [ more ]
moretrump-trial
Above the Law
1 month ago
Law

Federal Judge Rebukes Alito's Flag Antics As 'Improper' And 'Dumb'

Flying controversial flags can be seen as improper, politically partisan, and ethically questionable. [ more ]
#supreme-court
Irish Independent
1 month ago
Law

Supreme Court to begin broadcasting hearings later this year

Ireland is piloting televised Supreme Court hearings, contrasting with previous limited broadcasts of judgments only. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Shady Shadow Docket Strikes Again - See Also

The Supreme Court's shadow docket is a concern for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. [ more ]
Irish Independent
1 month ago
Law

Supreme Court to begin broadcasting hearings later this year

Ireland is piloting televised Supreme Court hearings, contrasting with previous limited broadcasts of judgments only. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Shady Shadow Docket Strikes Again - See Also

The Supreme Court's shadow docket is a concern for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. [ more ]
moresupreme-court
#wrongful-conviction
Washington Post
1 month ago
US news

Freed murder convict sues Chicago over eyewitness who turned out to be blind

Darien Harris was wrongfully convicted of murder in Chicago due to unreliable testimony, spending over a decade in prison before being exonerated. [ more ]
QNS
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Brooklyn man who was cleared in the murder of 14-year-old girl, indicted for attempted murder of teen in Middle Village last July: DA - QNS

Injustice can occur even after a legal exoneration. [ more ]
BKReader
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Wrongfully Convicted Brooklyn Man Freed After Homicide Case Error

A man's conviction overturned after 23 years due to mistaken identity. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Judge vacates conviction of man whose identity was stolen in 'Kafkaesque' case

A man's wrongful conviction was vacated after his real identity thief pleaded guilty, showcasing a Kafkaesque situation in the criminal justice system. [ more ]
Washington Post
1 month ago
US news

Freed murder convict sues Chicago over eyewitness who turned out to be blind

Darien Harris was wrongfully convicted of murder in Chicago due to unreliable testimony, spending over a decade in prison before being exonerated. [ more ]
QNS
1 month ago
Brooklyn

Brooklyn man who was cleared in the murder of 14-year-old girl, indicted for attempted murder of teen in Middle Village last July: DA - QNS

Injustice can occur even after a legal exoneration. [ more ]
BKReader
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Wrongfully Convicted Brooklyn Man Freed After Homicide Case Error

A man's conviction overturned after 23 years due to mistaken identity. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Judge vacates conviction of man whose identity was stolen in 'Kafkaesque' case

A man's wrongful conviction was vacated after his real identity thief pleaded guilty, showcasing a Kafkaesque situation in the criminal justice system. [ more ]
morewrongful-conviction
#metropolitan-police
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
London

Boy in court charged with teenager's stab murder

Teenage boy charged with murder of 16-year-old in West London. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
New York City

Met Police officer who punched man after mistaking him for suspect avoids jail

A serving Metropolitan Police officer who assaulted an innocent man after mistaking him for a criminal has been spared jail. [ more ]
www.bbc.com
1 month ago
London

Boy in court charged with teenager's stab murder

Teenage boy charged with murder of 16-year-old in West London. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
New York City

Met Police officer who punched man after mistaking him for suspect avoids jail

A serving Metropolitan Police officer who assaulted an innocent man after mistaking him for a criminal has been spared jail. [ more ]
moremetropolitan-police
#sexual-assault
Miami Herald
1 month ago
New York City

Plea deal may keep Miami-Dade man accused of child sex crimes off registry. Victim perturbed

Counselor Keisha Etienne, who guided abused children through trauma, dealt with childhood sexual assault and felt let down by the legal system. [ more ]
The Mercury News
2 months ago
Social justice

Jury finds Bay Area man guilty of child sex assault charges

Man found guilty of sexual assault charges in Solano County trial. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

A Timeline of Weinstein's New York Case

The initial decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in 2015 was questioned, leading to later charges based on new evidence and public pressure. [ more ]
Miami Herald
1 month ago
New York City

Plea deal may keep Miami-Dade man accused of child sex crimes off registry. Victim perturbed

Counselor Keisha Etienne, who guided abused children through trauma, dealt with childhood sexual assault and felt let down by the legal system. [ more ]
The Mercury News
2 months ago
Social justice

Jury finds Bay Area man guilty of child sex assault charges

Man found guilty of sexual assault charges in Solano County trial. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

A Timeline of Weinstein's New York Case

The initial decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in 2015 was questioned, leading to later charges based on new evidence and public pressure. [ more ]
moresexual-assault
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
Social justice

Navigating civil and criminal proceedings: Key differences and processes - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Understanding the distinctions between civil and criminal cases is essential for effective legal action. [ more ]
WIRED
1 month ago
Law

What ScarJo v. ChatGPT Could Look Like in Court

It doesn't matter if a person's voice is used in an imitation, only if it confuses listeners. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
1 month ago
Law

First trader to be jailed for rate rigging will go to the Supreme Court

Hayes has a possible route to clear his name despite being refused permission to appeal against his conviction at the UK's Supreme Court. [ more ]
Washington Post
1 month ago
US news

A Black teen was wrongly executed in 1931. His family is suing the county.

The family of a Black teen executed in 1931 is seeking damages nearly 100 years later, highlighting ongoing racial injustices. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Europe news

Russian court hands 25 years to arson plotter accused of Ukraine links

Rights groups criticize the record-length sentence for Ilya Baburin despite lack of evidence of his involvement in planned crimes. [ more ]
#court-proceedings
The New Yorker
1 month ago
New York City

The Guy on Trial for the Same Thing as Trump

Public interest in falsifying business records cases has surged recently, with people lining up at courthouses to witness the proceedings. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 months ago
Cars

Louth judge dismisses drink driving charge after listening back to audio recording of garda's evidence

The accused faced charges of drink driving and dangerous driving but had the case dismissed due to lack of clarity on the specific time of driving. [ more ]
The New Yorker
1 month ago
New York City

The Guy on Trial for the Same Thing as Trump

Public interest in falsifying business records cases has surged recently, with people lining up at courthouses to witness the proceedings. [ more ]
Irish Independent
2 months ago
Cars

Louth judge dismisses drink driving charge after listening back to audio recording of garda's evidence

The accused faced charges of drink driving and dangerous driving but had the case dismissed due to lack of clarity on the specific time of driving. [ more ]
morecourt-proceedings
#evidence
New York Post
2 months ago
Law

With Trump prosecutors expected to wrap up, it's past time for Judge Merchan to dismiss the case

Despite high-profile testimonies, lack of evidence could lead to case dismissal. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
New York City

Rebecca Grossman's lawyers file motion for new trial, seek to overturn murder conviction

Attorneys seek new trial to overturn Rebecca Grossman's second-degree murder conviction for insufficient evidence and erroneous admission. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
Law

With Trump prosecutors expected to wrap up, it's past time for Judge Merchan to dismiss the case

Despite high-profile testimonies, lack of evidence could lead to case dismissal. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
New York City

Rebecca Grossman's lawyers file motion for new trial, seek to overturn murder conviction

Attorneys seek new trial to overturn Rebecca Grossman's second-degree murder conviction for insufficient evidence and erroneous admission. [ more ]
moreevidence
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Law

I couldn't do it any more': family lawyers quit amid burnout and pain of billing DV victims

Family lawyers working with domestic violence victims face burnout and stress due to billing vulnerable clients high fees, leading many to leave the profession long-term. [ more ]
WFTV
2 months ago
Law

Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

Google is requesting a judge, rather than a jury, to decide on the antitrust case regarding its monopoly in online advertising technology. [ more ]
#pardon
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Texas gov. pardons man for murdering BLM protester

Gov. Abbott issued a full pardon for Daniel Perry, convicted of murder for killing protestor Garrett Foster, citing self-defense. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Romney says Biden should have pardoned Trump on federal charges

Romney suggested Biden should pardon Trump to avoid pre-election resolution and stress on the legal system. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Texas gov. pardons man for murdering BLM protester

Gov. Abbott issued a full pardon for Daniel Perry, convicted of murder for killing protestor Garrett Foster, citing self-defense. [ more ]
Axios
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Romney says Biden should have pardoned Trump on federal charges

Romney suggested Biden should pardon Trump to avoid pre-election resolution and stress on the legal system. [ more ]
morepardon
#criminal-justice
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Coffee

Poison coffee: Suspicious husband used pool-test strips to nab wife

A woman in Arizona accused of attempting to kill her husband by poisoning his coffee received three years probation. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Social justice

Opinion: Weinstein conviction reversal will create a chilling effect

The recent decision by New York's highest court to reverse Harvey Weinstein's conviction has a chilling effect on justice for sexual assault survivors. [ more ]
Poynter
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Trump says business records case about hush money is a 'Biden trial.' It's a Manhattan trial - Poynter

Trump falsely claims Biden behind charges against him. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Coffee

Poison coffee: Suspicious husband used pool-test strips to nab wife

A woman in Arizona accused of attempting to kill her husband by poisoning his coffee received three years probation. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
2 months ago
Social justice

Opinion: Weinstein conviction reversal will create a chilling effect

The recent decision by New York's highest court to reverse Harvey Weinstein's conviction has a chilling effect on justice for sexual assault survivors. [ more ]
Poynter
2 months ago
Left-wing politics

Trump says business records case about hush money is a 'Biden trial.' It's a Manhattan trial - Poynter

Trump falsely claims Biden behind charges against him. [ more ]
morecriminal-justice
#germany
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Germany news

German court convicts a Palestinian man of murder over a fatal stabbing on a train last year

A man convicted of murder for a fatal train stabbing in Germany received a life sentence. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Germany news

German far-right politician on trial for alleged use of banned Nazi slogan

Bjorn Hocke of AfD faces three years in prison for using banned Nazi slogan. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Germany news

German court convicts a Palestinian man of murder over a fatal stabbing on a train last year

A man convicted of murder for a fatal train stabbing in Germany received a life sentence. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Germany news

German far-right politician on trial for alleged use of banned Nazi slogan

Bjorn Hocke of AfD faces three years in prison for using banned Nazi slogan. [ more ]
moregermany
#harvey-weinstein
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Opinion | Cyrus Vance: What It Takes to Keep Harvey Weinstein, and Men Like Him, Behind Bars

Harvey Weinstein's convictions were overturned due to legal technicalities, raising questions about the judicial process and survivor testimonies. [ more ]
www.dw.com
2 months ago
JavaScript

Ashley Judd, others express dismay at Weinstein retrial DW 04/25/2024

The New York appeals court overturned Harvey Weinstein's 2020 rape conviction for a new trial due to serious errors and invalid testimonies, leaving many dismayed and survivors potentially having to testify again. [ more ]
Intelligencer
2 months ago
Social justice

What It Means That Weinstein's Conviction Was Reversed

Weinstein's conviction overturned based on legal technicality. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Opinion | Cyrus Vance: What It Takes to Keep Harvey Weinstein, and Men Like Him, Behind Bars

Harvey Weinstein's convictions were overturned due to legal technicalities, raising questions about the judicial process and survivor testimonies. [ more ]
www.dw.com
2 months ago
JavaScript

Ashley Judd, others express dismay at Weinstein retrial DW 04/25/2024

The New York appeals court overturned Harvey Weinstein's 2020 rape conviction for a new trial due to serious errors and invalid testimonies, leaving many dismayed and survivors potentially having to testify again. [ more ]
Intelligencer
2 months ago
Social justice

What It Means That Weinstein's Conviction Was Reversed

Weinstein's conviction overturned based on legal technicality. [ more ]
moreharvey-weinstein
#jury-selection
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

Exclusion of Jewish Jurors Prompts Review of California Death Row Cases

Prejudice notes made during jury selection in a murder trial may lead to convictions being tossed out, impacting California's death row cases. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Fairness, a Trump obsession, Is Central to Jury Selection for His Criminal Trial

Donald J. Trump often views the world in terms of fairness, believing he is treated unfairly by news outlets, political rivals, and prosecutors. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Law

Manhattan court must find a dozen jurors to hear first-ever criminal case against a former president

Picking a jury for a case involving a well-known figure like former President Trump presents unique challenges. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Law

How lawyers with high-profile clients approach jury selection

The selection process for a high-profile jury trial involves vetting potential jurors based on biases and affiliations. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

Exclusion of Jewish Jurors Prompts Review of California Death Row Cases

Prejudice notes made during jury selection in a murder trial may lead to convictions being tossed out, impacting California's death row cases. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Fairness, a Trump obsession, Is Central to Jury Selection for His Criminal Trial

Donald J. Trump often views the world in terms of fairness, believing he is treated unfairly by news outlets, political rivals, and prosecutors. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Law

Manhattan court must find a dozen jurors to hear first-ever criminal case against a former president

Picking a jury for a case involving a well-known figure like former President Trump presents unique challenges. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Law

How lawyers with high-profile clients approach jury selection

The selection process for a high-profile jury trial involves vetting potential jurors based on biases and affiliations. [ more ]
morejury-selection
ABA Journal
2 months ago
Law

Viral video shows former Rikers Island inmate as she learns she passed bar exam on first try

Former Rikers Island inmate passes bar exam on first try, inspiring story of perseverance and success. [ more ]
www.newsshopper.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Heartless scammers and conmen to watch out for in south London

Some individuals may exploit vulnerable individuals to feed their addictions, as seen in cases of stealing savings and administering fake vaccines to the elderly. [ more ]
#crime
New York Post
2 months ago
New York City

Mom of sicko seen in gut-wrenching video lasso woman before sex assault says she 'facilitated' his arrest: 'He has to deal with it'

The accused rapist's mother convinced him to turn himself in, despite the difficult circumstances. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
New York City

Six of NYC migrant squatter crew set loose without bail after gun and drug bust as neighbors detail chaos on Bronx block

Gun-toting, drug-dealing migrant squatters in Bronx released without bail, causing distress to the neighborhood.
Multiple individuals involved in criminal activities were allowed supervised release or released on recognizance despite serious charges and weapons found. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
New York City

Mom of sicko seen in gut-wrenching video lasso woman before sex assault says she 'facilitated' his arrest: 'He has to deal with it'

The accused rapist's mother convinced him to turn himself in, despite the difficult circumstances. [ more ]
New York Post
3 months ago
New York City

Six of NYC migrant squatter crew set loose without bail after gun and drug bust as neighbors detail chaos on Bronx block

Gun-toting, drug-dealing migrant squatters in Bronx released without bail, causing distress to the neighborhood.
Multiple individuals involved in criminal activities were allowed supervised release or released on recognizance despite serious charges and weapons found. [ more ]
morecrime
Brooklyn Paper
2 months ago
Brooklyn

Kings County Supreme Court marks Law Day with insightful celebration * Brooklyn Paper

Law Day celebrates the rule of law in a democracy and aims to deepen understanding of the legal system. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
New York City

State guard charged in prisoner's beating death cleared on six of seven charges, set free

Former prison guard cleared of murder charges, found guilty of culpable negligence [ more ]
Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 05.08.24

Aileen Cannon delays classified documents case due to overwhelming motions. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
Law

Dems use the legal system to target the right - yet give the left a pass

Laws are selectively enforced against political foes like Trump, ignoring infractions by Democratic allies. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Business

Pulitzer Prizes: 2024 Winners List

ProPublica wins Pulitzer for Supreme Court coverage. [ more ]
#judicial-system
New York Post
2 months ago
New York City

'Good riddance' NYC judge retiring to Florida days after setting free deranged brute who broke mom-of-three's jaw

Justice Matthew Sciarrino retired after facing criticism for releasing an alleged predator, highlighting flaws in the justice system. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
New York City

Men charged with rape of Broward woman get probation. The victim wanted her day in court

Charges reduced in rape case from dating app; victim angered by plea deals. [ more ]
New York Post
2 months ago
New York City

'Good riddance' NYC judge retiring to Florida days after setting free deranged brute who broke mom-of-three's jaw

Justice Matthew Sciarrino retired after facing criticism for releasing an alleged predator, highlighting flaws in the justice system. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
New York City

Men charged with rape of Broward woman get probation. The victim wanted her day in court

Charges reduced in rape case from dating app; victim angered by plea deals. [ more ]
morejudicial-system
Vulture
2 months ago
Women

Mariska Hargitay Says Weinstein's Rape Conviction Was Overturned for One Reason

Too many women's voices led to Weinstein's overturned conviction. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
New York City

Appeals court clears convicted Miami-Dade cop of lying, battering young Black woman

The appeals court overturned the conviction of a Miami-Dade officer due to inability to prove intent in falsifying an arrest form and battery against a young black woman. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
2 months ago
Canada news

Charge dropped for man accused of waving 'terrorist flag' at Toronto rally | CBC News

A Toronto man's charge for flying a 'terrorist flag' at a pro-Palestinian demonstration was withdrawn due to lack of evidence. [ more ]
#human-rights
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Court in Iran Sentences Prominent Rapper to Death, His Lawyer Says

A dissident rapper, Toomaj Salehi, has been sentenced to death in Iran for releasing music supporting antigovernment demonstrations, prompting global condemnation. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
2 months ago
Europe news

Latest Attack On Pakistani Customs Officials Kills 3

Sending funds to banned groups in Belarus leads to lengthy prison sentences. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
New York City

Court in Iran Sentences Prominent Rapper to Death, His Lawyer Says

A dissident rapper, Toomaj Salehi, has been sentenced to death in Iran for releasing music supporting antigovernment demonstrations, prompting global condemnation. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
2 months ago
Europe news

Latest Attack On Pakistani Customs Officials Kills 3

Sending funds to banned groups in Belarus leads to lengthy prison sentences. [ more ]
morehuman-rights
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
2 months ago
Law

Federal Court Declares North Carolina Racist Voting Law Unconstitutional

A federal court in North Carolina ruled a racist voter prosecution law as unconstitutional, preventing felony charges for unknowingly voting with prior felony convictions. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Who Needs Sociology When Atlanta Prosecutors Can Just Make Up Causes Of Crime?

Crime causes are multifaceted, including preventable factors like poverty and lead exposure. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Lawyer Screw Up Leads To Couple's Divorce. Judge Refuses To Fix It.

A mistaken divorce granted in 21 minutes due to online portal error raises concerns about legal repercussions and finality of decisions. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Case Tossed When Lawyer Can't Find Any Parking Near The Courthouse

Attorney's failure to find parking led to a case being dismissed due to tardiness. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
New York City

Live Updates: Trump Trial Poised to Begin, a Criminal Case Without Precedent

New Yorkers report for jury duty in Manhattan for trial of former U.S. president amidst intense vetting and questioning processes. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 04.12.24

The O.J. Simpson case highlighted the distinction between criminal and civil systems, emphasizing the importance of civic education. [ more ]
Mail Online
3 months ago
Law

The Elle Woods effect: Good looking lawyers have more success in court

Good-looking lawyers have a higher chance of winning cases and receiving favorable rulings from judges.
Perceived attractiveness impacts lawyers' success rates regardless of gender or experience level, with slight advantages for attractive female lawyers. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Access To Court Records Should Be Free For Everyone

Court records in some states are costly to access, unlike others where they are typically free for both lawyers and the public.
Transparency in the legal system is essential, and access to court records should be free to ensure fairness and justice for all parties involved. [ more ]
San Jose Inside
3 months ago
Social justice

DA Rosen Asks Court to Remove Death Penalty from 15 Murder Convictions

District Attorney Jeff Rosen is seeking to change death sentences to life without parole for 15 inmates.
Rosen halted seeking death penalties 4 years ago, citing ineffectiveness and unfairness of the system post-George Floyd's murder. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 04.10.24

Lawyers are advised to develop firm leadership succession plans.
Legal situations involving federal mass torts and high-profile cases are highlighted among recent news. [ more ]
ABA Journal
3 months ago
Law

Burdened prison staffers seeking more time between executions should 'suck it up,' top criminal court judge says

Judge dismisses requests for more time between executions
Prison officials facing burden asked to maintain execution pace [ more ]
#prosecutors
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Social justice

Prosecutors put men on death row. This California D.A. wants to take them off

California has practically ended capital punishment despite it being in law, but some inmates remain on death row.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is preparing to request a change in penalties for 14 inmates due to concerns over racial bias. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Special Counsel Threatens To Go To 11th Circuit, Reminds Judge Cannon What Happened The Last Time She Tried This Shit

Prosecutors clash with Judge Aileen Cannon over Trump documents case.
Special Counsel mocks court's handling of Presidential Records Act, threatens mandamus.
Issues with proposed jury instructions in the case potentially leading to distorted outcomes. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Social justice

Prosecutors put men on death row. This California D.A. wants to take them off

California has practically ended capital punishment despite it being in law, but some inmates remain on death row.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is preparing to request a change in penalties for 14 inmates due to concerns over racial bias. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Special Counsel Threatens To Go To 11th Circuit, Reminds Judge Cannon What Happened The Last Time She Tried This Shit

Prosecutors clash with Judge Aileen Cannon over Trump documents case.
Special Counsel mocks court's handling of Presidential Records Act, threatens mandamus.
Issues with proposed jury instructions in the case potentially leading to distorted outcomes. [ more ]
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Aol
3 months ago
New York City

Bronx judge who let migrant squatters go free with no bail released suspects who beat up cop

Bronx judge released suspects against prosecutors' wishes
Repeated controversial decisions by Judge Eugene Bowen [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Former Biglaw Partner Ty Cobb Skewers Judge Aileen Cannon In No-Holds-Barred Interview

Cobb criticizes Judge Cannon's handling of the Trump document case.
He believes Judge Cannon's actions show bias and incompetence. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Good Lawyering Is Less Effective In Busy Courts

Good lawyering may be less effective in busy courts where time and resources are limited.
Courts with extensive caseloads adopt practices that may hinder the impact of good lawyering. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Overwhelmed in joy': Texas court overturns woman's voter fraud conviction

Court overturns Crystal Mason's voter fraud conviction due to lack of awareness about ineligibility.
Advocates see Mason's case as emblematic of voter disenfranchisement efforts targeting people of color. [ more ]
Bitcoin Magazine - Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights
3 months ago
Cryptocurrency

Judge Imposes Worldwide Asset Freeze on Fake Satoshi Craig Wright

UK judge ordered $7.6 million freeze on Craig Wright's assets for false Satoshi Nakamoto claims.
Court ruling debunked Wright's Bitcoin origins, leading to asset freeze and disclosure requirements. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Ohtani says he's cooperating with investigators. Yasiel Puig offers a cautionary tale

Federal investigations can lead witnesses suspected of lying to become targets themselves.
Foreign athletes may face pitfalls in the U.S. legal system due to cultural differences and dependencies on others for various tasks. [ more ]
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