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  • Heartsick and numb over Zimmerman verdict

    Heartsick and numb over Zimmerman verdict
    I didn't want to write about Trayvon Martin this week. I already had another column planned, something tidier, less contentious.
  • Three-strikes shouldn't be about small-time crime

    Three-strikes shouldn't be about small-time crime
    SACRAMENTO — One guy stole a loaf of bread. Another was caught with a speck of meth. Somebody grabbed $1 in change from a parked car. These men all had one thing in common besides being losers. They were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison...

    Justice, at last

    The conviction of Jose Padilla by a jury of his peers demonstrates that accused terrorists can be tried in civilian courts offering a panoply of protections for the defendant. But if Tuesday's verdict is a vindication of the rule of law -- and a rebuke to...

    Patt Morrison Asks: Donald Heller, death-penalty advocate no more

    Patt Morrison Asks: Donald Heller, death-penalty advocate no more
    'Remanded" -- taken into custody. In his career as a New York prosecutor and a federal prosecutor in California, Donald Heller has asked the court to remand guilty defendants countless times. He helped put away Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to...

    KSM & Co. getting what they want at Guantanamo Bay

     
    The "trial of the century" kicks off at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal Saturday -- again -- with the arraignment of confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four alleged accomplices on mass murder charges that could lead to death...