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WASHINGTON -- From Tom Paine's "Common Sense" to Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social justice. Still, from...
Special to the TribuneA Lake County judge today denied a motion to reconsider the 61 year sentence he imposed last month on a woman convicted in February of the 2003 sledgehammer attack of her ex-husband and his wife in their Lincolnshire home. The sentence was more than...
Tags: Lincolnshire, Judges, Murder, Lawyers, Punishment
Chicago TribuneA Cook County judge today threw out the conviction of a man whose charges were based largely on the testimony of a Schaumburg police officer who was later indicted for an alleged drug conspiracy. Prosecutors have dismissed about 20 pending cases...
While the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of a poor person's constitutional right to a lawyer, Maryland legislators' support for House Bill 153 in the recently concluded General Assembly session threatened to return to the days when an accused...
Tags: Laws, Lawyers, Crime, Law and Justice, Annapolis, Witnesses
From Tom Paine's "Common Sense" to Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social justice. Still, from Mathew Brady's 1862...
Tags: AIDS, New York City, Lawyers, Punishment, Crime, Law and Justice
When Howard County authorities said they found the badly decomposed remains of Christine Jarrett beneath a shed in her own backyard, they moved swiftly to charge her husband — long a suspect — with the murder. That discovery — two...
Prosecutors have rebuffed an offer by James E. Holmes, the accused killer of 12 people in a movie theater rampage in Aurora, Colo., last year, to plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of life in prison. In deciding instead to seek the death penalty, the...
Tags: Punishment, Prisons, Psychiatrists, Prosecution, Mental Illness
Staff WriterLocal prosecutors do not yet know when cousins Floyd Lavender III and Michael Gaines will get their retrial in a 2003 cold case that resulted in the death of teenager Courtney Bowser, but that day is coming. “A young girl was murdered and someone...
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge is expected Wednesday morning to decide whether an 86-year-old murder defendant should be released from custody and into the care of his son. Nattie Kennebrew, who is legally blind, in a wheelchair and suffers from...
Tags: Blindness, Judges, Murder, Alzheimer's Disease, Shootings
The criminal allegations against Nolan Bernard could put him in prison for life. But on Monday, it was his tenuous link to Orange County's home-confinement program — through its most damning failure, the case of Bessman Okafor — that he was...
The head of Orange County's corrections department and one of his chief deputies are out following two scathing internal reports released Thursday that found little oversight within the agency's embattled home-confinement program. Orange County Mayor...
The suspect in the killing of a home-invasion witness — whose case sparked scandal in the Orange County Corrections Department — was recently transferred to the Seminole County jail. Orange County spokesman Steve Triggs said "no incident...
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