Category: Criminal

Court to Rehear Superbowl Threats Case

Kurt W. Havelock sent letters to news outlets threatening to massacre people attending the 2008 Super Bowl game in Arizona.  Now the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will have 11-judges rexamine their 2010 decision to toss his conviction.  Havelock went around…

San Francisco’s MS-13 Gang Trial

The largest gang trial in San Francisco’s federal court in years has seven defendants accused of four murders in 2008, assaults and extortion as part of an alleged racketeering conspiracy in city neighborhoods. The MS-13 gang is described by the…

Examining Loughner

The legal battle over where and how to conduct a psychiatric exam of Jared Loughner landed in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals March 24. And the question particularly important to the defense:  do prosecutors get to see a videotape…

Public Peek at Barry Bonds’ Trial Jurors

Before jury selection begins March 21, 2011 in the federal perjury trial of former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds there are issues of just how public to make the selection of jurors. Federal Judge Susan Illston ruled, (Item 284), Monday…