Topic: U.S. Department of Justice
Oakland riots resulted in over 80 arrests and damage to downtown businesses Thursday night after the involuntary manslaughter verdict in the Johannes Mehserle case.
07/09/2010 03:13 pm
Protests erupted in Oakland overnight after the Johannes Mehserle trial ended Thursday with a conviction for the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter. But legal experts call the outcome of the transit police officer's trial fair.
07/09/2010 02:54 pm
The number of inmates in state prisons declined in 2009 after a long upswing. Efforts to control skyrocketing corrections budgets are a key reason.
07/09/2010 02:10 pm
A deepwater drilling moratorium, issued in May and struck down as too broad June 22, was not reinstated Thursday by a federal appeals panel, but drilling is unlikely to resume any time soon.
07/09/2010 11:29 am
Judging from a CIA manual on deep-cover operations, Moscow may have made some mistakes in how it managed the alleged Russian spies. Ten suspects were returned to Russia Friday.
07/09/2010 10:07 am
Gay marriage: In Boston, US District Judge Joseph Tauro ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it forces Massachusetts to discriminate against its own citizens by denying them some federal benefits.
07/08/2010 09:27 pm
Many of the Russian spies were in prison garb. They were seated where a jury would normally sit, and their lawyers were crammed into the space in front of the judge.
07/08/2010 09:07 pm
The Obama administration will argue its case on deepwater drilling Thursday. The government issued the moratorium in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, but a judge blocked it last month.
07/08/2010 04:51 pm
Mexico applauded the Obama administration's lawsuit against the Arizona immigration law. The US lawsuit argues that the Arizona law undermines the effort to fight crime, especially the drug war. What do Mexicans say?
07/07/2010 10:40 am
Immigration law: A Justice Department suit filed Tuesday alleges that federal law trumps the controversial state statute and that enforcing immigration law is a federal responsibility. Legal experts are split on the likely outcome.
07/07/2010 08:47 am