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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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FDNY Hiring Freeze Ordered Amid Discrimination Battle

A judge has halted the hiring of new firefighters amid the legal battle over alleged discrimination at the FDNY involving entry exams.

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