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  • A stuffed owl
    Defendant presents a stuffed owl as his attorney
    An Aspen man went to court this week for a hearing on a violation of a protection order on May 19. He also had himself a wise attorney for his defense. Nothing out of the ordinary about that--usually. However, in this case the defense attorney was...
  • Canadian stuff from May 7, 1924
    Canadian stuff from May 7, 1924
    Checking back through the archives of the now-defunct Winnipeg Tribune newspaper, we came across these tales from Manitoba courtrooms, including the case of the stolen furniture and the vagrancy charge against a man by the name of William Scott...
  • Children with intellectual disabilities can be effective witnesses
    Children with intellectual disabilities can be credible in court
    Children with intellectual disabilities can be competent witnesses but in many cases are not investigated or taken to court, says the Society For Research In Child Development. The research was conducted by researchers at Lancaster University in...
  • Anthony Hinton will be released from death row
    After thirty years on death row Anthony Ray Hinton is finally released
    After spending thirty years on death row for a crime he never was involed in "Anthony Ray Hinton" is finally being released from an Alabama prison. Having lost his mother and other family members during his incarceration, no one can know...
  • People with serious mental illness who Canadian courts find to be not criminally responsible are misunderstand, say researchers
    Mentally ill Canadians found 'not criminally responsible' are misunderstood
    Canadians with severe mental illness who had committed violent crimes and were declared “not criminally responsible” (NCR) by the court system are misunderstood, says a long-term study by The Royal Mental Health Centre in Ottawa,...
  • Police have new radar device that allows them to see through the walls of your home
    Police radar for peeping inside homes: Opens can of worms for courts
    Without any fanfare more than 50 law enforcement agencies in the nation have started using a type of x-ray radar that actually lets police see through the walls of a house to detect if anyone is at home. This technology was first purchased back in...
  • Walmart ruling
    Walmart loses second lawsuit this month
    After contesting and appealing a 2007 ruling, Walmart lost again on Dec. 16, and now owes $188 million to many former and current employees in one state. Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected the retail giant’s appeal to a lower court decision...
  • Engineering Verdicts - Circumventing the Rule of Law
    Engineering Verdicts - Circumventing the Rule of Law
    As the recent protests across the country demonstrate our US Legal System's loss of credibility; this seems like an opportune to discuss the Engineering of Verdicts. It will likely be helpful for the reader to read this writer's previous...
  • Courts now join U.S. regulators in validating insider trading is legal
    Courts now join U.S. regulators in validating insider trading is legal
    On Dec. 10, a Federal court overturned insider trading convictions for two former Wall Street hedge fund managers in a ruling that will now make prosecutions against fraudulent market activities nearly impossible to pursue. In a judgement passed...
  • Kevin Sweat: Man cuts lawyer's throat, his violent crime in court
    Kevin Sweat: Man slashes lawyer's throat, killer's last crime in the courtroom
    A man by the name of Kevin Sweat is reported to have slashed the throat of one of his lawyers during his time in court this week. This will hopefully mark the 28-year-old killer’s last crime, as he has been found guilty on three separate...
  • Ehrisman-Mickle
    Attorney Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle takes her baby to court and gets scolded by judge
    Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle, an attorney in Atlanta, was denied a request to delay a hearing that occurred during her six-week maternity leave. In response, she went to court to represent her clients with her four-week-old baby strapped to her chest. As...
  • Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’
    Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ wins Venice 'Lion of the Future'
    Chaitanya Tamhane won not only the 'Luigi De Laurentiis' - ‘Lion of the Future’- for his debut film “Court”but best film in the ‘Orizzonti’ division at the Venice Film Festival which ended on Sept 6....
  • family1
    Judge dismisses one case against Tutt Family, others remain
    Duncanville, Texas-As the school year opened Monday, there was confusion from observers in the most recent hearing in the Tutt case. Judge Tena Callahan stated at a hearing August 22 that she would give her ruling on continued oversight of 4 of...
  • Sherri Shepherd surrogacy battle
    Sherri Shepherd struggles with surrogacy battle, Dr. Adolphus Sowemimo comments
    Popular daytime television co-host Sherri Shepherd has found herself in the midst of a complicated divorce. Shepherd and her estranged husband, Lamar Sally, filed for divorce after marrying in August of 2011 and planning to start a family. After a...
  • Boehner
    Can Congress sue the President?
    The US House of Representatives is preparing to file a lawsuit against president Obama for overstepping his authority and acting beyond the scope of his office. This not only has the potential to be a historic and precedent setting case, it could...
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