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Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Life Sentence For Gitmo Detainee In Embassy Plot

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks “horrific.” He also ordered Ghailani to pay $33 million in restitution.

01/25/2011

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Life Sentence Likely For Gitmo Detainee In NYC

The same outcome was expected for Ahmed Ghailani as if he were convicted on all counts — life imprisonment at his sentencing Tuesday.

01/24/2011

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Uninterested In Tossing Gitmo Detainee’s Conviction

Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan repeatedly told a lawyer for Ahmed Ghailani that he didn’t understand his arguments at a hearing Thursday.

01/20/2011

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New Jersey Not Giving Up On Gift Card Seizure Law

Lawmakers voted last year to allow the seizure of cards after two to three years as a way to raise about $80 million and help balance the state’s budget.

01/04/2011

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N.J. Judge Upholds Newark Police Layoff Deadline

A judge has denied the city’s attempt to cut short a 10-day delay in the planned layoffs of more than 150 Newark police officers.

11/18/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Needs More Deliberations In Gitmo Detainee’s Trial

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan allege that Ahmed Ghailani was part of an al-Qaida cell that bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

11/11/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Deliberates At Gitmo Detainee’s NY Trial

A New York City jury has begun deliberations in the first civilian trial for a Guantanamo detainee.

11/10/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Defense: Gitmo Detainee A ‘Dupe’ In Bomb Plot

A lawyer for the first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial says his client didn’t know about a plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.

11/09/2010

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Closings Start In Gitmo Detainee NY Trial

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial is a “mass murderer” who played a key role in the terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, a prosecutor said Monday in closing arguments.

11/08/2010

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Judge Explains Witness Ban In Gitmo Detainee’s Trial

Judge Lewis Kaplan said he banned a man after prosecutors failed to show Ghailani’s CIA interrogation played no role in getting the witness to cooperate.

10/14/2010

Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik approaches the courthouse - White Plains, NY - Oct 20, 2009 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Kerik Blames Tough Sentence On Judge Grudge

Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik says he received a tougher sentence because the judge took his case “personally.”

10/08/2010

NY State Judges Cleared To Take Second Jobs

Strict conflict-of-interest rules make it difficult for judges to moonlight in other legal industry jobs. But Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman agreed to loosen the rules on a case-by-case basis.

09/25/2010

Traffic Court Judge Accused Of Dating Defendant

A federal appeals court says a former traffic court judge must lose his law license for going on a date with a defendant and then ruling in her favor.

09/23/2010

Police and Fire officials are seen outside the Sorghum Hill Drive home of Dr. William Petit. (AP Photo/George Ruhe)

Court Hears Chilling Testimony In Cheshire Trial

Chilling testimony came on Wednesday in Cheshire home invasion murder trial. Pained jurors were forced to endure a grizzly narrative describing details of a brutal crime.

09/22/2010

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NYC Judge Refuses Request To Void Divorce

A divorced couple who says they are back together again is getting no cooperation from a New York City judge.

08/25/2010

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