• The trial of Mark A. Ciavarella Jr highlights the dangerous gap in the juvenile justice systems of many states - children appearing in court without lawyers

    Kids for Cash trial: Ciavarella denies extortion charges, acknowledges tax fraud

    The Kids for Cash trial resumed this week with former Pennsylvania Judge mark Ciavarella's attorneys trying to undermine the credibility of the prosecution witnesses and the accused vehemently claiming that though he has committed tax fraud, he never extorted money from others or took bribe in return for sending juveniles to a private detention center.
  • U.S. court throws out city's illegal immigration law

    A U.S. judge on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional a local law designed to crack down on illegal immigration, dealing a blow to similar laws passed by dozens of towns and cities across the country.