Civil rights advocates have voiced concern following the killing in the San Diego mountains. The policy on deadly force says it is allowed if there is 'an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.'
The judge in the 'loud music' killing trial of Michael Dunn included 'stand your ground' in his jury instructions. The law asks juries to try to tease out the defendant’s real emotions and motivations.
The partial verdict in the trial of Michael Dunn for the shooting death of black teen Jordan Davis in Florida – like the George Zimmerman case before it – raises questions about equal justice and race.
Gay marriage bans have lately been declared unconstitutional in Utah, Oklahoma, and now Virginia. Ban defenders note that judges in all three cases were appointed by Democratic presidents. Ban opponents celebrate victories – and look for more.
The classified documents could relate to Jose Padilla’s three years of confinement without charge at a military prison in South Carolina. Judge Cooke is preparing to resentence the convicted Al Qaeda supporter.
The murder trial of Michael Dunn in Florida, charged with shooting a black teen over loud music, goes to the jury. Dunn testified in court Tuesday, but views attributed to him on a website are more overtly racial in tone, blaming 'thug culture' for the shooting.
A federal judge set a Nov. 3 trial for alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The defense team wanted a date almost a year later, but the judge said November is 'realistic and fair.' Next question: Will the trial stay in Boston?
Judges traditionally show deference to police officers. But in the case of former police captain Curtis Reeves, charged with fatally shooting Chad Oulson in a Florida movie theater dispute, the judge denied bail.
A Florida judge is deciding whether to allow Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain in his early 70s, to post bail and go free until his trial for the shooting death of a father who was texting a baby sitter.
A Texas judge reaffirms her decision to send teenager Ethan Couch to a treatment facility rather than to prison for killing four while driving drunk. During trial, the defense had argued that Ethan, from a wealthy family, exhibited poor judgment because of 'affluenza.'