Judge to Listen to Newtown 911 Tapes Before Decision

ShareThis Judge to Listen to Newtown 911 Tapes Before Decision 08 Nov 2013 New Britain Superior Court Judge Eliot Prescott said Friday he will listen to recordings of 911 calls made from Sandy Hook Elementary School — “as little as I may want to do that” — before deciding whether the calls should remain secret […]

Legislator claims one in 10 darted polar bears die – 60 times the number reported by scientists

ShareThis Legislator claims one in 10 darted polar bears die – 60 times the number reported by scientists 23 Mar 2013 On March 1, in response to the state losing its appeal of the threatened-species designation for polar bears, Rep. Eric Feige (D) said the federal government itself was responsible for the deaths of many […]

US top court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal

ShareThis US top court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal 04 Jun 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by four Blackwater Worldwide security guards mercenaries who argued prosecutors made improper use of their statements to investigators in charging them with killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. The justices refused to review a […]

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

ShareThis Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal 30 May 2012 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face sex crime allegations, the Supreme Court has ruled. Seven Supreme Court judges gave their judgment in a move that ends a marathon battle in the UK courts. Lawyers for the WikiLeaks boss had argued that […]

New Haven Occupy Loses Appeal

ShareThis New Haven Occupy Loses Appeal –The protesters, believed to live in one of the last Occupy encampments in New England, have been in a legal battle with the city. 17 Apr 2012 Lawyers for the Occupy New Haven group were in court on Tuesday in an attempt to allow the protesters to remain in […]

Forcing Defendant to Decrypt Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules

By David Kravets, Wired.com Forcing a criminal suspect to decrypt hard drives so their contents can be used by prosecutors is a breach of the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. It was the nation’s first appellate court to issue such a finding. And the outcome comes a day […]

Teacher in LA molest case paid to resign

The decision to pay $40,000 to a former third-grade teacher who has been charged with committing lewd acts on students was the most immediate way to guarantee he would not be a threat to any other student, school officials said Friday. Mark Berndt was offered the settlement — the equivalent of approximately five months of […]

Seven judges to hear Julian Assange extradition appeal

ShareThis Seven judges to hear Julian Assange extradition appeal 16 Dec 2011 A panel of seven supreme court justices will hear Julian Assange’s appeal against extradition to Sweden to face accusations of rape and sexual assault. The large number of judges employed reflects “the great public importance of the issue”, according to a statement from […]