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  • Court: Madoff's brother to plead guilty in NY

    Court: Madoff's brother to plead guilty in NY

    Recent Cases 06/27/2012

    The brother of Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff will plead guilty on Friday to conspiracy and falsifying records, admitting his role in the multibillion-dollar fraud that destroyed the savings of thousands of investors, prosecutors told a judge on We...

  • Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases

    Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases

    National News 06/21/2012

    The Supreme Court says criminals who were arrested but not yet sentenced for crack cocaine offenses should be able to take advantage of newly reduced sentences. Corey A. Hill and Edward Dorsey were arrested in 2007 and 2008 for selling crack cocaine ...

  • Guilty plea in NY 'mini-al Qaida' cell case

    Guilty plea in NY 'mini-al Qaida' cell case

    Ethics 06/19/2012

    A New Yorker accused of trying to start what prosecutors called "a mini al-Qaida cell" pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of conspiracy and providing material support to a terrorist organization. An indictment had alleged that Wesam El-Hanafi p...

  • Supreme Court says tribes must be fully reimbursed

    Supreme Court says tribes must be fully reimbursed

    Recent Cases 06/18/2012

    The Supreme Court says the government must fully reimburse Native American tribes for money they spent on federal programs. The federal government had agreed to fully reimburse money tribes spent on programs like law enforcement, environmental protec...

  • Penn State: Court should dismiss Spanier's lawsuit

    Penn State: Court should dismiss Spanier's lawsuit

    Headline Legal News 06/15/2012

    Penn State is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the university by its former president. Graham Spanier sued May 25 to obtain old emails that he says are necessary to respond to Penn State's child sex-abuse probe. Documents filed by Pe...

  • UK top court rejects Assange bid to reopen case

    UK top court rejects Assange bid to reopen case

    National News 06/14/2012

    Britain's Supreme Court rejected WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's bid to reopen his extradition case on Thursday, meaning the controversial anti-secrecy campaigner could be sent to Sweden by the end of the month. Assange is wanted for questioning in ...

  • Senate confirms Arizona jurist to 9th Circuit

    Senate confirms Arizona jurist to 9th Circuit

    Recent Cases 06/13/2012

    An Arizona Supreme Court justice was confirmed as a U.S. appellate judge Tuesday, despite complaints from conservatives that he influenced the Roe v. Wade ruling while a law clerk four decades ago. The Senate confirmed Andrew David Hurwitz by voice v...

  • Feds and Florida headed to court over voter purge

    Feds and Florida headed to court over voter purge

    National News 06/12/2012

    The administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott is headed to a legal showdown with two different federal agencies over a contentious voter purge. Florida filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Washington D.C., demanding that the state be given the right...

  • Ohio man found guilty in septic tank body case

    Ohio man found guilty in septic tank body case

    Recent Cases 06/11/2012

    A jury has convicted a man of aggravated murder and other charges in the death of his estranged wife, who was found strangled in a septic tank in southeast Ohio last year. Hocking County jurors in Logan deliberated for about four hours before returni...

  • NY court limits disclosure in old communist probe

    NY court limits disclosure in old communist probe

    Headline Legal News 06/09/2012

    New York's top court on Tuesday ordered the release of more names and records to a writer whose parents were targeted by anti-communist investigators in the New York City school system 57 years ago. The Court of Appeals, however, is still excluding i...

  • Ind. taxpayers lose high court fight over refunds

    Ind. taxpayers lose high court fight over refunds

    National News 06/04/2012

    The Supreme Court has turned down homeowners in Indianapolis who sought tax refunds when the city changed its plan for paying for a new sewer line. In a 6-3 ruling Monday, the court upheld the city's decision to refuse to refund taxes that some homeo...

  • High court protects Secret Service agents

    High court protects Secret Service agents

    Headline Legal News 06/04/2012

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that two Secret Service agents are shielded from a lawsuit filed by a man they arrested after a confrontation with then-Vice President Dick Cheney. The 8-0 decision comes in a case that began with the arrest of Steven H...