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U.S. Prisons Grapple With Aging Population

wsj.com — Thomas Maree-Bey was in his 40s when he began his sixth stint in prison in 2007. "I was one of those hardheaded ones who didn't want to do anything but at the end of a sword," said Mr. Maree-Bey, now 50 years old, who works as an executive assistant at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

Justice Names Acting Chief of Public-Corruption Unit

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Top Corruption Prosecutor at the Justice Department Is Moving On

blogs.wsj.com — The head of the Justice Department's public corruption unit, which in recent years prosecuted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi, is transferring out of Washington. Jack Smith, who became chief of the Public Integrity Section in 2010, is leaving the post for the U.S.

More Investigators Go Undercover Online

blogs.wsj.com — As Americans flock to social media such as Facebook , police and prosecutors have followed them-sometimes even impersonating users or setting up fictitious accounts to gather intelligence or evidence for trials. It is unclear how widespread the tactics are, but the undercover activity is turning up in a range of legal cases and has won the blessing of a few courts.

Police Online Impersonations Raise Concerns

wsj.com — As Americans flock to social media such as Facebook, police and prosecutors have followed them-sometimes even impersonating users or setting up fictitious accounts to gather intelligence or evidence for trials. It is unclear how widespread the tactics are, but the undercover activity is turning up in a range of legal cases and has won the blessing of a few courts.

Web Sends Lovers Flocking to Private Eyes to Find Out the Truth

wsj.com — Private detectives increasingly are helping lovers solve an age-old question: Is my partner marriage material? Investigators across the nation say business has boomed in recent years from clients who want their sweethearts investigated for potentially deal-breaking habits and secrets. "It's worth it to them to spend a little in advance to...

Mexican Government Backs Lawsuit Against U.S. Border Patrol Agent

blogs.wsj.com — The Mexican government is throwing its weight behind a U.S. lawsuit filed by the parents of a Mexican teenager who was killed in his country when a U.S. Border Patrol agent fired his weapon across the border.

Palestinian Authority Faces Trial in Manhattan

blogs.wsj.com — The Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization go on trial Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, in a civil lawsuit that accuses them of orchestrating terrorist attacks in Israel. The trial, expected to run 12 weeks, will focus on seven shooting and bombing attacks in and around Jerusalem from 2001-2004.

U.S. Justice Department Intervenes in Football Redskins Trademark Case

wsj.com — The U.S. Justice Department has inserted itself into a legal dispute between the Washington Redskins and a group of Native Americans who want the professional football team to abandon its name. The agency will intervene in the case for the "limited purpose" of defending a federal law that prohibits disparaging trademarks, Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing on Friday.

British Cleric Called ‘Evil’ by Judge, Given Life in Prison

blogs.wsj.com — Abu Hamza al-Masri, an Egyptian-born British cleric convicted of supporting al Qaeda and the Taliban, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest in Manhattan said Mr. al-Masri had "conveyed a vision of violence as an obligation" and was remorseless for his crimes, including the 1998 kidnapping of 16 Western tourists in Yemen and his attempt to found a jihadist training camp in Oregon.
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Jan 30, 2015

RT @johningold: A prospective juror apparently showed up drunk for jury service in the Aurora theater shooting case today. 2nd time that's happened.

Jan 30, 2015

RT @smithjenBK: The Applebee's Coup: Young gun lawmakers led charge to oust Speaker Silver in New York Assembly on.wsj.com/1vcntku via @WSJ @eorden

Jan 30, 2015

RT @melissakorn: An appeals court is weighing whether interns should be paid--in money, not just experience. via @RachelFeintzeig on.wsj.com/1EtfTVi

Jan 29, 2015

RT @nateraymond: Bharara now definitely dropping insider trading charges over IBM deal. My story. mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @chungjoanna: AG nominee Loretta Lynch disagrees with Obama's view of marijuana; she would remain committed to keeping it illegal. on.wsj.com/1LmwRGR

Jan 29, 2015

The CIA's new top spy is known within the agency as "Spider." Because he has 8 legs. blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/… via @damianpaletta

Jan 29, 2015

"This is not [Gitmo]. You have an absolute right to have a lawyer with you when you’re questioned." m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… ht @bradheath

Jan 29, 2015

RT @bradheath: How can you be arrested for resisting arrest if you weren't actually being arrested? (Or was this not about the law?) m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

Jan 29, 2015

I know courts typically use statutory language, but then you have sentences that begin, "One minor female alien..." ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/1…

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