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America on Trial, via Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Never mind the Constitution, the Geneva Conventions or common decency -- on the question of what to do about POWs rotting away at Guantanamo Bay concentration camp, right-wingers' concerns are purely practical.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  11-19-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Life in Prison...For Punching a Man in the Facenew

Nearly 17 years ago, Joe Donovan initiated a tragic chain of events with a brutish act of machismo. But should he be in jail for life?
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  08-06-2009  |  Crime & Justice

A Perfect Populist Storm Brews Around Oil Giant Chevronnew

The company faces not only angry voters, but a landmark human rights and corporate responsibility trial, in which Chevron stands accused of complicity with Nigeria's authoritarian government in the torture, murder, and abuse of those protesting Chevron's exploitation of the Niger Delta.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Steven T. Jones  |  11-06-2008  |  Business & Labor

Waging a PR War at Guantanamonew

U.S. officials are working hard to convince journalists that the military commission trial of Canadian Omar Khadr is fair. This is quite a feat given that Khadr is heading into a courtroom without a full investigation of charges that he was interrogated without access to legal counsel and under torture.
NOW Magazine  |  Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine  |  11-03-2008  |  War

What I Learned While Covering the O.J. Trialnew

The Simpson trial was a cauldron of important life lessons waiting to be learned.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Nick Divito  |  10-17-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Keeping Seale Freenew

On Jan. 26, 2007, two days after a federal grand jury indicted former Klansman James Ford Seale with three counts of kidnapping and conspiracy, his defense attorneys moved to dismiss all charges on the grounds that the charges violated the statute of limitations.
Jackson Free Press  |  Matt Saldana  |  09-18-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Ronald Hinton May Have Confessed to Rape and Murder, but Did He Really Do It?new

The confession of Hinton, who was convicted of raping a murdering a child, outweighed indications that he might not have done it.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  08-05-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Peaceful Protesters Face Jail Time and Finesnew

Six Catholic peace activists have been convicted on federal charges following their assembly in the lobby elevator of a federal building in Santa Fe last fall -- they now face up to 30 days in jail and a $5,000 fine for their nonviolent, anti-war demonstration.
Weekly Alibi  |  Kate Trainor  |  09-19-2007  |  Civil Liberties

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