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Mom Laughs During Daughter's Hearing, Gets Sent to Jail

She disrupted victim impact statement

(Newser) - A Michigan mom who laughed during her daughter's sentencing hearing for killing a man while driving drunk ended up in jail herself. Wayne County Circuit Judge Qiana Lillard scolded the family of 25-year-old Amanda Kosal for giggling while the dead man's sister gave a victim impact statement last... More »

Michael Vick's Brother Busted in Assault on Va. Officer

Cop was trying to arrest him on another charge

(Newser) - Michael Vick 's brother, 32-year-old Marcus Vick, has multiple arrests under his belt, per the Virginian-Pilot , and now there's one more to add to the list: assault of a police officer, the AP reports. Court records say that Marcus Vick, who lives in Georgia, was arrested in... More »

GOP Moves to Charge Holder With Contempt

Darrell Isa says attorney general not cooperating with Fast Furious probe

(Newser) - Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee he heads up have set the wheels in motion to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, alleging that he hasn't cooperated with their investigation into the Fast and Furious fiasco . Committee officials got the green light from John Boehner after an... More »

Pakistan Indicts PM Gilani

Prime minister pleads not guilty to contempt charges

(Newser) - As expected , Pakistan's highest court charged Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with contempt today as helicopters swirled overhead and riot police warily watched his arrival. Gilani pleaded not guilty to the charges, reports the BBC , which stem from his refusal to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali... More »

Lindsay Lohan's Dad Busted Again

Michael Lohan arrested for phoning ex-girlfriend at work

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan's estranged father has been booked for criminal contempt for the second time in 2 months, according to Long Island authorities. Michael Lohan was arrested for breaching a restraining order against him obtained by ex-girlfriend Erin Muller by calling her at work, her lawyer tells the New York Post.... More »

Nifong Pleads Not Guilty to Contempt

Lawyer says ex-DA's statements weren't 'willful, purposeful lies'

(Newser) - In the same Durham courtroom where he once prosecuted accused criminals, Mike Nifong pleaded not guilty today to contempt charges stemming from his handling of the Duke rape case. Nifong’s judge accused the disgraced DA of lying to him last September about a DNA report that could have benefited... More »

House Committee Charges Bush Aides With Contempt

Judiciary Committee votes along party lines to issue contempt citations to Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten

(Newser) - The House Judiciary Committee voted to issue contempt citations to two of President Bush's top aides for defying subpoenas related to the US attorney firings scandal, edging Congress closer to a Constitutional showdown with the White House over its claims of executive privilege. The committee voted along party lines 22-17... More »

Bush Directs Aides to Defy Subpoenas

Cites executive privilege in bid to stop Miers, Taylor testimony

(Newser) - In an aggressive use of executive privilege, President Bush instructed two of his former aides yesterday to disregard congressional subpoenas demanding they testify about the attorney firings scandal. In a letter to Congress, Bush's counsel rebuffed Democratic senators for encroaching on internal White House affairs, bringing the two branches closer... More »

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