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Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Gideon v Wainwright in which the justices unanimously affirmed a constitutional right to a lawyer for criminal defendants too poor to afford one.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Michael Jackson's personal physician, is refusing to testify in the wrongful death lawsuit that the singer's mother filed against concert promoter AEG Live.
Canadian police arrested three people Sunday in connection with a daring helicopter escape from a Quebec prison.
The Steubenville, Ohio, rape case has made national headlines because it represents a perfect storm of inappropriate sexual conduct, high-school football heroes, social media and viral YouTube videos.
A shipyard worker who pleaded guilty to arson in a fire that did at least $400 million in damage to a U.S. nuclear attack submarine has been sentenced to over 17 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $400 million in restitution, federal prosecutors said Friday.
A man convicted of plotting to bomb synagogues and churches in New York was sentenced Friday to 10 years in state prison, the Manhattan district attorney's office said.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced Friday that his office will appeal a judge's decision to overturn the murder conviction and death sentence of Debra Milke.
The Maryland General Assembly has voted to ban the death penalty in that state. The vote was 82-56.
A teenager testified Friday that he saw one of the two Steubenville, Ohio, boys accused of raping a 16-year-old girl engage in sexual conduct with the girl during a car ride.
Dramatic video taken from a police helicopter shows officers pulling a suicidal man from the edge of a building.
A Salvadoran national wanted in connection with the slaying of a Colorado man was named to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list on Thursday.
Erin Burnett talks to Brad Gerstman and Jeffrey Toobin about a judge putting a stop on New York City's soda ban.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on Jodi Arias' last day on the stand and how prosecutors make a big deal out of timing.
Local police believe new security video shows missing cousins riding bikes the day they disappeared.
Former porn actress and author Traci Lords talks about being raped at age 10 in Steubenville, Ohio.
After 22 years on death row, an Arizona woman could soon be walking free after a federal appeals court Thursday overturned her murder conviction.
A band of furious teenagers hurled bottles, bricks and trash cans at New York police Wednesday night, days after police shot and killed an armed Brooklyn youth.
The federal judge presiding over the case of reputed former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been removed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, after the defense raised concerns about his capacity for impartiality.
A suspect in Wednesday's shooting deaths of four people in upstate New York is dead after he and law enforcement exchanged gunfire in an abandoned building where he was hiding Thursday morning, New York State Police spokesman Lt. Jack Keller said.
More prosecution witnesses are expected to testify Thursday in a marathon 11-hour session in the rape trial of two Steubenville, Ohio, football players accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.