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Louisiana Supreme Court Allows Vehicle Searches on a Hunch

Managing Motor Vehicle Searches

Citizen K9 Searches Police Vehicle for Drugs

Unlawful Vehicle Searches & Seizures

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits police from conducting “unreasonable searches and seizures.” And these constitutional …

We Will Jail Corrupt Judges - FG ⋆ The Herald Nigeria Newspaper

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, AGF, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, Tuesday said the government of President Muhammadu …

Corruption Currents: U.S. Judge Identifies Ex-Panama President as Bribery Co-Conspirator

By<p>Samuel Rubenfeld<p>Samuel Rubenfeld<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><i>A daily roundup of corruption news from across the Web. We also provide a daily roundup of important risk & compliance stories via our daily newsletter, The Morning Risk Report, which readers can sign up for</i> here<i>.</i> Follow us on …

Corruption

Blatter: Judge told me corruption charges would be dropped

The outgoing Fifa president says he has been told by the judge he will not face a heavy punishment and revealed he nearly died in October<p>Sepp Blatter expects all of his corruption charges to be dropped following his Fifa ethics committee hearing.<p>The Fifa president has been suspended along with his …

Corruption

Tell It to the Judge

<b>by Michael Vecchione</b><p><i>Tell it to the judge!</i> No better advice can be given to you if you happen to get caught up in the American court system. Whether you're hauled in for a traffic ticket, a divorce settlement or a homicide charge, the man or woman wearing the black robes and sitting on the bench …

Nigerian government vows to jail corrupt judges, seize stolen assets - Premium Times Nigeria

<i>Related News</i><p>Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, said in Lagos on Tuesday that judges found to have corruptly …

Guatemalan president resigns after judge orders him to face corruption charges

What a difference eleven days can make.<p>A week and a half ago, Guatemala’s embattled president Otto Pérez Molina defiantly refused to step down amid a rapidly widening corruption probe that had already claimed his vice president and more than a dozen other officials.<p>“I will not resign, and I will …

Corruption

Mom Charged With Murder In Vegas Hit-And-Run, Death Penalty Weighed

Your browser does not support iframes.<p><b>UPDATED: December 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM EST</b><p>Fox News reports that prosecutors charged a homeless woman with …

Death penalty supporters seek to speed up executions

Death penalty supporters got the state’s go-ahead Thursday to collect signatures for a November 2016 ballot measure aimed at speeding up executions, raising the prospect that voters will be asked to choose between toughening California’s death penalty law and repealing it.<p>The new initiative would …

San Francisco

The death penalty’s demise can’t come soon enough

“THE DEATH penalty is withering throughout most of the country,” says the Death Penalty Information Center’s Robert Dunham. In its year-end report, his group found that executions, death sentences and public support for the death penalty approached or hit historic lows in 2015. Reducing the use of …

Human Rights

Connecticut prosecutors challenge court's ban on death penalty | Reuters

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 Penalty

Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida's Death Penalty Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a Florida death penalty law that gives judges—not juries—a large role in deciding the fate of inmates involved …

Investigation reveals about 1,000 police officers lost jobs over sexual misconduct

AP report reveals offenses that Florida police chief says are underreported: ‘It’s happening probably in every law enforcement agency across the country’<p>Flashing lights pierced the black of night, and the big white letters on the car behind made clear it was the police. The woman pulled over was a …

Crime

Chicago mayor says 'sorry' for police misconduct in Laquan McDonald case

Rahm Emanuel denounces ‘code of silence’ in Chicago police department as Justice Department and internal investigations get under way<p>Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized on Wednesday for police misconduct and the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald, telling the city council: “I take …

Justice

Police Chiefs Ignore Officer Sexual Misconduct

Edel Rodriguez for Al Jazeera America<p>It was 1 a.m. on a Monday in March 2013 when Bronx resident Erica Noonan, 31, saw flashing blue lights in her mirror. She was driving home and figured it had to be a mistake. She hadn’t been speeding, she says.<p>Carlos Becker, the officer who stopped her, says …

Justice