Study of Perry Mason is bid to combat 'innocence fatigue'

A University of Manchester historian is to study the influence of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of renowned TV attorney Perry Mason, in a bid to reveal the roots of the fascination with stories about wrongful criminal conviction.

House report urges clearer guidance on cellphone technology

Clearer guidelines are needed for law enforcement's use of secretive and intrusive cellphone tracking technology, and police and federal agents should be upfront with a judge about their deployment, a House committee said ...

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity—a concert by the Irish megastars at the tech giant's latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world's half-billion ...

Presumption of innocence doctrine is topic of scientific paper

New published research raises questions about whether black defendants can receive a fair trial in the federal justice system – making the case that standard jury instructions regarding the "presumption of innocence" actually ...

Censors increasingly take aim at Google content

Google on Thursday released data showing that requests by governments to censor the Internet giant's content have hit new heights, with Brazil and the United States leading the way.

Islamist group warns of new cyber attacks on US banks

An Islamist group on Tuesday said it will carry out new cyber attacks on US banking targets, according to SITE Intelligence Group, following similar attacks last week in response to an anti-Islam film.

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