In two court decisions in less than three months, Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay out $127 million. And it faces 1,200 similar lawsuits.
Ten Muslim students from UC Irvine who heckled Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren during an on-campus appearance last year were found guilty Friday of two misdemeanors to conspire and to disrupt the speech, despite their arguments citing free speech.
All but one of the five judges who picked President Barack Obama as the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize sounded off on Tuesday about their decision, noting Obama's less-than-jubilant initial reaction to the announcement and shedding more light on the reasons behind their choice, which one judge reported was unanimous.
Actor Sean Penn has already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival, where he's leading this year's jury, by weighing in about the presidential race back home -- and by pointedly bucking the local smoking ban. Suffice it to say that Penn won't be joining Oprah on one of her pep rallies for Barack Obama anytime soon.
The Palestinian activist Dr. Sami Amin Al-Arian, imprisoned for five years despite a jury's failure to return a single guilty verdict against him, has gone on a hunger strike in a Virginia jail.
Truthdig's James Harris sits down with SF Chronicle journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada to discuss his book, "Game of Shadows," and the leaked grand jury testimony which has gotten him in such hot water.
Truthdig salutes the 12 jurors who sacrificed four months of their lives to sift through the lies of former Enron chiefs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, convicting them on 25 counts of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. Interviewed after the case, jurors were incredulous that the two former titans were unaware of the crimes at their company. "Skilling was supposed to be a hands-on individual," one juror told a newspaper. "It's hard to believe a hands-on individual wouldn't know what was going on."
Sgt. Michael Smith (pictured above threatening an Abu Ghraib detainee with a dog) becomes the ninth soldier to be convicted for detainee abuse. He faces over eight years in prison. To date, no high-ranking officials have been charged with crimes stemming from the abuses.