Archive for the Criminal Defense Law Category

Sexual Assault Case Against Strauss-Kahn Takes Surprising Turn

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The year’s most controversial sexual assault case recently took a surprising turn as New York prosecutors reportedly admitted doubts about the strength of their case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The case against the former head of the International Monetary Fund has apparently been crippled by new information revealing that Strauss-Kahn’s accuser has repeatedly lied to investigators […]

Federal Prosecutors Argue to Unseal Evidence against Blagojevich

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Federal prosecuting lawyers urged a judge recently to unseal a government-made blueprint of evidence against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, despite his defense attorneys’ arguments. Within a submitted court document, prosecutors defended what they described as a Santiago proffer that details evidence gathered against the former governor who was impeached in 2008. U.S. District Judge […]

Supreme Court: Lawyers Must Warn Immigrants of Deportation Risks

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Lawyers have recently been instructed by the country’s highest court to make sure immigrants know that a guilty plea in a criminal case could lead to deportation. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 7 to 2 decision that the constitution’s Sixth Amendment, which ensures people accused of crimes will be given […]

Attorney General Plans to Prosecute 9/11 Suspects in Criminal Courts

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is not wavering in the face of criticism for his push to try terrorism suspects, including those charged with carrying out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, in traditional American criminal courts. Holder has been the target of sharply critical attacks for planning to try the alleged brain behind the Sept. […]

Clinton will not Intervene with Haiti Missionaries’ Case, Despite Lawyer’s Pleas

Friday, February 12th, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not become directly involved in the case of 10 Americans held in Haiti on child kidnapping charges, despite pleas from one of their lawyers. “It would be highly unusual for the Secretary of State to intervene in a case involving the judicial process of another country,” State Department […]

Conservative Filmmaker Admits to Role in Phone Caper at Senator Office

Monday, February 1st, 2010

One of four men charged with going into a U.S. senator’s office and tampering with the phones said in a statement he was trying to “investigate” whether the senator was avoiding calls from constituents about health care. James O’Keefe, a right-leaning filmmaker, released his statement on while he and three other men await court […]

Mexican Drug Lord Makes Forbes Most Powerful List

Monday, December 14th, 2009

A Mexican drug lord – Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman was recently named in Forbes magazine’s list of most powerful people in the world, according to a CNN article. Born into a low income family, Guzman was a poorly educated child who was kicked out of his home at a young age – but now he […]

Students Allowed Back to School after “Tainting” Stew

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

According to a CNN article, two white students have recently been allowed to return to a South African university in Johannesburg after they allegedly served two black housekeepers a stew filled with their urine back in 2007. Roeluf Malherbe and Schalk Van der Merwe were banned from campus after a video emerged allegedly showing the […]

Parents Face Criminal Charges for “Boy in the Balloon”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Richard and Mayumi Heene – the parents of the young boy thought to be flying around Fort Collins, Colo. – are being accused of a hoax and face criminal charges, according to a CNN report. They are being accused of allegedly fabricating the story that their son Falcon climbed into a homemade flying vehicle and […]

Former Manson Follower Dies in Prison

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Susan Atkins, the infamous Charles Manson follower, recently died in prison from brain cancer, CNN reported. As many may remember, she was responsible for the murders of actress Sharon Tate; Abigail Folger, whose family owned the famous coffee company by the same name; and celeb hairstylist Jay Sebring, among others. She was convicted of seven […]