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  • Casey Anthony gets mixed ruling from bankruptcy judge

    Casey Anthony gets mixed ruling from bankruptcy judge
    TAMPA — A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted in part Casey Anthony's request to dismiss a claim against her by Texas EquuSearch, the group that spent thousands of dollars looking for her daughter, but gave the nonprofit 21 days to file another...
  • 'Equal Protection' Rationale Will Take Gay Marriage National

    Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. There are two possible grounds, distinct and in some ways...
  • Appeals court affirms convictions in Terry Sturgis case

    Appeals court affirms convictions in Terry Sturgis case
    The Indiana Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of a South Bend father convicted of violently killing his 10-year-old son, finding no validity in the man’s arguments in the case that horrified the community and spotlighted the systems in place to...
  • Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4

    Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4
    Residents can expect to see a "dramatic" law enforcement increase this weekend and through the July Fourth holiday, as city and police officials search for ways to tamp down a spree of deadly violence. Police officials vowed to deploy up to three...
  • Six Months After Sandy Hook, Gun Safety Issue Hasn't Gone Away

    Six months ago, on a December day that was a bit on the warm side, a deranged young man killed his mother and then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where he killed 20 small children and six women before taking his own life. The massacre...
  • Witness Brings Smile To 'Whitey' Bulger, Tells Of Extortion

    James "Whitey" Bulger, whose racketeering trial continues to be the best show in town, finally flashed a smile from his seat at the defense table Friday, although it was unclear from the context whether Bulger found one of his accusers amusing or was...
  • Stand Your Ground laws a shaky basis for justice

    The Trayvon Martin murder case will boil down to one claim known by mothers everywhere. "He started it!" Every parent with more than one child has heard that cry. When their little one points his or her finger accusingly at a sibling, claiming to have...
  • Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail

    Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail
    Amid heavy courthouse security, the alleged top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs were ordered held without bail today on sweeping racketeering charges that allege they controlled their West Side drug empire through intimidation,...
  • Another needless death in America's long, failed war on drugs

    Another needless death in America's long, failed war on drugs
    Thirteen years ago, Cpl. Ed Toatley was working undercover for the Maryland State Police when he was murdered during a botched drug deal in Washington, D.C. Ed was a close friend of mine, and his tragic death Oct. 30, 2000, began my quest to end America's...
  • Do 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Sanction Murder?

    The Trayvon Martin murder case will boil down to one claim known by mothers everywhere. "He started it!" Every parent with more than one child has heard that cry. When their little one points his or her finger accusingly at a sibling, claiming to have...
  • Feds: State youth prison had high rate of sex assault

    Feds: State youth prison had high rate of sex assault
    More than 1 in 5 juveniles at a now-defunct Joliet youth prison reported being victims of sexual assault, one of the highest rates in the country, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice. Survey results said 21...