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Judge Ajet-Nasam fired over judicial corruption

Indicted High Court Judge, Justice John Ajet -Nasam, has been dismissed by the Judicial Council for allegedly accepting bribes to influence justice …

Fifa corruption case judge has wealth of experience dealing with mobsters

Fifa scandal: who has been implicated and what happens next?<p>Read more<p>The judge presiding over the corruption cases of indicted Fifa officials may not have been able to pronounce the name of soccer’s world governing body during a secret hearing in 2013, but he does know how to oversee a proceeding …

Judge throws out theft, kickback charges in DuPage corruption trial

A judge Tuesday dismissed about half of the counts, including theft and kickback allegations, against a former DuPage County Forest Preserve District manager and tossed 38 other counts against a district IT vendor at the midpoint of their corruption trial.<p>Judge Liam Brennan issued his ruling late …

Corrupt justice: what happens when judges' bias taints a case?

Divorced mother Margaret Besen tells her five-year struggle to get justice, just one story in the hundreds of judicial transgressions across the US revealed in a Guardian and Contently Foundation for Investigative Reporting collaboration<p>When Margaret Besen, a 51-year-old nurse from East Northport, …

UTSA students travel to Birmingham, Memphis to as part of civil rights experience

<b>SAN ANTONIO</b> - Students from UTSA got a first hand experience of civil rights history recently.<p>"It was amazing to be standing in the same places that …

Civil Rights

Police officer suspended for allegedly urging drivers to run over Black Lives Matter ‘idiots’

By Peter Holley<p>, Reporter<p>A police sergeant in St. Paul, Minn., has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly posted an inflammatory statement online, telling motorists to run over Black Lives Matter “idiots” participating in a march on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.<p>“Run them over,” Sgt. …

Black Lives Matter

Straight people deserve equal rights to civil partnerships. Marriage is not for everyone | Owen Jones

Like Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Seidan, many heterosexual couples don’t agree with the institution of marriage – they should not be discriminated against<p>“Stop discriminating against straight people”: it’s an unlikely rallying cry for the movement for equality. Yet Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles …

Family of man killed by San Francisco police calls for US civil rights inquiry

The family of a black man shot and killed by San Francisco police in a 2 December incident captured on video is demanding a federal civil rights investigation, their attorney announced Monday.<p>John Burris, who is representing Mario Woods’s family, said San Francisco police have engaged in a pattern …

Connecticut prosecutors challenge court's ban on death penalty

HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut prosecutors argued on Thursday that the state’s Supreme Court erred when it ruled that a 2012 law ending capital punishment in the state applied to 11 inmates already on death row and asked justices to reverse their earlier decision.<p>The state’s top court …

Death Row

Morning links: Supreme Court strikes down Florida death penalty law

By Radley Balko<p>Opinion writer<p>Supreme Court strikes down Florida law allowing judges (as opposed to juries) to determine facts in the sentencing phase of death penalty cases. The ruling affects hundreds of Florida capital cases and may affect laws in Alabama and Delaware.<br>• President Obama’s State of …

Florida

Editorial: Florida's flawed death penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for justice and decency Tuesday with its lopsided ruling declaring that Florida's death sentencing system is …

Florida

SUNDAY EDITION | Is the death penalty dead in Kentucky?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Seven years ago this past November, the state of Kentucky executed Marco Allen Chapman for killing two Gallatin County …

Death Row

Republicans vie for death penalty reconsideration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Committee on General Laws and Pensions will hear a bill to repeal the death penalty Tuesday.<p>The bill, SB 816, is …

'Why Won't She Go to the Police?' or How the Police Tolerate Gender-Based Violence in Their Own Ranks

Why won't women "just go to the police"? Maybe because they don't have faith the police will help them. Brutality often begins at home, including in police families. In department after department, law enforcement officials are ignoring disciplinary and legal standards for officers accused of …