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Friday, April 18, 2008

Court Rules "Cocktail" Not Cruel And Unusual

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the "cocktail" of three drugs administered during a the death phase of capital punishment (actually killing the person) does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment, even if it is sometimes administered incorrectly. I haven't read the conclusions and the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Teacher Imprisoned For Sex With Students

Allenna Ward stood before a judge in a South Carolina courtroom on Tuesday, February 19, and said she apologized from the depths of her heart. Ward was then sentenced to fifteen years for each lewd act count against her. This was reduced to six years. She also received six years for each... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Polygamist Gets The Book Thrown At Him (And Not the Book of Mormon)

Warren Jeffs told a Utah judge today that he had nothing to say in his defense before the judge handed down two consecutive sentences of five years to life. Jeffs, self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, was convicted two months ago on two charges of accomplice to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

$54 Million Pant Suit Judge Loses Job

Some say there is no justice in this world. Well, there's a little left in Washington, DC. Roy Pearson, Jr., that icon to irresponsible and frivolous lawsuits who sued his cleaners over a missing pair of pants for $67 million (reduced later to $54 million), lost his job last month, according to a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Brian Nichols Trial Put On Hold Indefinitely

The ultimate injustice may be for taxpayers to pay for the legal defense of a man who, in front of dozens of witnesses, murdered a judge, a court reporter, and a sheriff's deputy before escaping a courthouse and murdering another man before being captured. Fulton County was ordered to pay the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Seven Guards Go Free In Florida Boot Camp Death

In a case that has already brought down the boot camp division of Florida's juvenile corrections program, the seven guards being held responsible for the death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson waited only 90 minutes for the jury to return a verdict. Not guilty. Protesters, including the NAACP,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

In The "Run That By Me One More Time" Department

The state of Washington's Supreme Court turned over a 1999 decision that made it illegal for candidates to lie about their opponents. The new ruling maintained that making lying illegal stepped on candidates First Amendment rights of free speech. What? Are you kidding me? But they're right. I agree... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Here Come The Lawsuits

A governor-convened panel released its report yesterday on the Virginia Tech slayings, the singlemost deadliest school shooting in American history, that was highly critical of the university's initial response to the the incident and suggested that lives could have been saved had the university... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Johnny Sutton Questioned By Congress For Border Patrol Prosecution

Federal prosecutor Johnny Sutton faced the Senate Judiciary Committee today to defend his overzealous pursuit of two Border Patrol agents that shot a drug dealer in the ass and failed to report the incident. In a case that has been highlighted by Lou Dobbs Tonight and has been getting immense... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

TB Boy Getting A Little Unwanted Justice...

The tuberculosis-infected jet-setting groom that caused such a stir a month ago is being sued in Canadian court by nine people (eight of whom were on a flight with Andrew Speaker, the notorious TB Boy) seeking damages to the tune of $1.3 in civil court. One of the passengers, a 72-year-old man, has... Sign in to see full entry.

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