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Beware the Jury of One

In pardoning hardened drug dealers, Obama has cut against the grain of the longstanding constitutional and criminal justice system under which we live, common beliefs and understandings of most Americans, and the best interests of the country at large.

Bronx jury nixes DNA, springs man jailed 6 yrs. in slay

3 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Jurors rejected DNA evidence Wednesday that linked a Bronx man to a cold-case killing of a pregnant nursing student.

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

They've announced the winners of the 80th (!) Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards -- "the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity". None of the five winning titles are under review at the complete review.

Menendez Indictment: U.S. Senator Charged With Corruption

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was indicted today for corruption by a federal grand jury. Menendez reportedly will appear in Newark federal court tomorrow on the criminal corruption charges. This development comes on the same day that the U.S. Show More Summary

Sen. Menendez: 'This is not how my career is going to end'

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez discusses a federal grand jury decision to indict him on charges he improperly used his office to benefit a political donor.

New Jersey's Menendez: I'll be vindicated in corruption case

Menendez was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for political favors. The federal grand jury indictment accuses Menendez of using the powerShow More Summary

St. Louis prosecutor defends his handling of Ferguson grand jury

St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch defended his handling of the Ferguson grand jury during a law school talk that drew controversy because it was closed to the public.

Day's End and Night Watch

Ending the day exactly on time after beginning it exactly on time. Don't expect it to happen often. Here are some remains of the day: Federal grand jury hands...

How and why convicted Atlanta teachers cheated on standardized tests

An Atlanta jury convicted 11 teachers of racketeering and other crimes in a standardized test-cheating scandal believed to be the worst of a wave of test cheating in nearly 40 states and Washington, D.C. — not by students but by teachers and administrators who were under pressure to meet certain score goals at the risk of […]

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted on Corruption Charges

A federal grand jury indicted Robert Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday, accusing the U.S. senator from New Jersey of improperly using his office to benefit a political donor. Menendez faces charges of conspiracy to commit bribery...Show More Summary

NJ Sen. Menendez Officially Indicted on Corruption Charges

12 hours agoNews : Mediaite

After weeks of reports and hints, a federal grand jury in Newark, NJ has officially charged Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) with five counts of corruption.

Senator Bob Menendez Indicted in Corruption Case

Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor. A federal grand jury today indicted the New Jersey Democrat on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud. Prosecutors had been investigating whether Menendez improperly advocated for the...

11 former teachers convicted in test-cheating scandal

13 hours agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

ATLANTA — Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges. A grand jury indicted...

Jury verdicts do not put the APS scandal behind us

Eleven of 12 defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools testing scandal were found guilty today by a jury of their peers, handcuffed and taken into custody immediately. Sentencing has yet to come, but prison may...

Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted On Public Corruption Charges

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury has indicted Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on public corruption charges, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Menendez is facing 14 charges, according to the AP. The FBI had been investigating whether Menendez received items of value in exchange for taking official actions on behalf of his friend and donor Dr. Show More Summary

Justice Department indicts Senator Robert Menendez on corruption charges

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

UPDATE: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was indicted on public corruption charges by the Justice Department on Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. “A federal grand jury in Newark handed down a five count indictment, charging Mr. Menendez with crimes including conspiracy to commit...

Locked Up: 11 Teachers Found Guilty And Sent To Jail For Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

13 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Atlanta Teachers Sent To Jail For Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal After more than eight days of deliberation in a case that rattled the region and garnered unwanted national attention, a jury found 11 of 12 former Atlanta Public Schools

Why Ellen Pao's Case Can Be Seen as a Win for Women

Last Friday, a San Francisco County Superior Court jury found that venerable venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers did not discriminate against employee Ellen Pao and ended months-long speculation on the case's outcome. Show More Summary

The case of Purvi Patel: Scoring anti-choice political points

Purvi Patel was found guilty of both feticide and child neglect in Indiana in February and now faces 70 years in jail. A jury deliberated for about 5 hours, even though there are no facts supporting either the feticide claim or the neglect, never mind the travesty that child neglect and feticide are incompatible charges. It’s hard to neglect […]

11 Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

15 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

All but one of the 12 educators charged with racketeering were found to guilty by a Georgia jury. The scandal involved dozens of schools and dozens of teachers who had previously taken plea deals.

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