US Legal Issues
By Don Knowland, 11 January 2011
A subpoena obtained by the US government amounts to confirmation that prosecutors have convened a grand jury in an effort to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and perhaps others on charges of conspiring to steal documents with Army private Bradley Manning.
By Barry Grey, 4 January 2011
On December 30, two days before assuming the governorship of New York, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a settlement of fraud charges against the Wall Street financier and former head of President Obama’s Auto Task Force, Steven Rattner.
By Barry Grey, 24 December 2010
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed a civil suit Tuesday charging the accounting firm Ernst & Young with complicity in massive fraud committed by Lehman Brothers in the months leading up to the investment bank’s September 2008 collapse.
By Naomi Spencer and E.P. Bannon, 14 December 2010
Three New Orleans police officers have been convicted for an unprovoked killing and cover-up following Hurricane Katrina.
By Tom Carter, 9 December 2010
The dismissal Tuesday of a lawsuit that challenged the Obama administration’s targeted killing program underscores the decay of democratic processes in the United States.
By Jerry White, 23 November 2010
Steven Rattner—the chief architect of the attack on GM and Chrysler workers—has been implicated in a scheme aimed at channeling millions into his former private equity firm.
By Tom Eley, 19 November 2010
A federal court jury on Wednesday unexpectedly acquitted Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Khaifan Ghailani on 284 charges related to the 1998 terrorist attacks on the US Embassy in Tanzania.
By John Burton, 19 November 2010
The Obama administration has argued in the Supreme Court that taxpayers have no right to challenge unconstitutional governmental expenditures on religion.