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Supreme Court finds Florida death penalty procedures unconstitutional

Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that Florida's death penalty sentencing procedures are in violation of constitutional rights. The court heard the case of 37-year old Timothy Hurst, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in in 1998.

Supreme Court to Address Insider Training

Insider trading will be considered once by the Supreme Court after an overturned conviction is being challenged by government lawyers. The definition of insider trading was previously established prior by the Supreme Court. The upcoming consideration of United States vs. Newman may serve to draw the lines more clearly on what proof is needed to convict someone of insider trading.

Do you have a right to an expectation of privacy with pocket-dialed calls?

In today's world, technology follows us wherever we go. Think about the last time you left your cell phone at home. It was probably an accident. If you're one of the millions of people who carry their cell phone with them at all times, you'll probably want to take precautions to ensure that you can't accidently call someone after reading this story.

Former Drug Court Judge Sentenced for Stealing Cocaine

59-year-old Paul Pozonsky, a former judge from Western Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 30 days to two years in jail for stealing cocaine. He pled guilty in March to charges stemming from directing that cocaine meant for police custody be stored in his chambers. Pozonsky then used the cocaine to feed his addiction to the drug.

Complaint Alleges South Florida Media Company Defrauded Clients

Platinum Television Group of Coral Springs and three other companies - New Line Media Solutions, U.S. Media Television and FR media, all of which were formed by Paul Scott - were named by the Florida Attorney General's Office in a complaint recently. The Attorney general alleges that their media productions were deceptive.

FBI admits thousands of convictions potentially affected by overstating "scientific" evidence

The FBI admits that up to 95 percent of their testimony regarding hair comparison overstated the likelihood of hair matches in testimony. The last thirty years of hair analysis by the FBI has been called into question, and the potentially impacted cases go back decades. The FBI laboratory's hair comparison unit conducted 2,500 cases using a process that has been found to be more subjective than scientific. Hair and bite-mark forensics rely on a process of matching patterns, which is not a definitive technique like DNA.

Former Mayor and Radio Host Convicted of Mortgage Fraud Sentenced to 5.5 Years

Ex-Mayor of North Miami, Lucie Tondreau, was convicted for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme conducted prior to her taking office. The charismatic public figure used her status, especially within the Haitian community of which she was a part of, to defraud citizens and banks to the tune of $11 million.

Clinic Crooks Busted in Multi-Million Dollar Healthcare Fraud Scheme

A whopping 14 individuals were arrested on Wednesday, March 11 in connection with a healthcare fraud scheme that scammed more than $130 million from major public companies, the city of Miami, and Miami-Dade County public schools. They are being accused of submitting false claims for pain injections to treat knee and back pain. The insurance companies that were defrauded mainly include major entities such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare and Cigna.

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