Federal judge makes government pay up

PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge decided Tuesday the U.S. government illegally seized a boat previously owned by the late President John F. Kennedy.

Defiant shoebomber sentenced to life

BOSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Confessed shoebomber Richard C. Reid, declaring his love for al Qaida, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for attempting to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight as part of a holy war between "Islam and disbelief."

Shoebomber could be sentenced to life

BOSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Confessed shoebomber Richard Reid could get 60 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in Boston. Reid, an admitted member of al Qaida, pleaded guilty in October to trying to blow up an airliner with 197 people on board ov

Shoebomber's letters remain sealed

BOSTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A federal judge Tuesday denied a media request to release letters written by admitted shoebomber Richard Reid, who is to be sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors had argued the letters could contain dangerous codes to other terrorists and jeopardize national se

Shoebomber pleads guilty, faces life

BOSTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Alleged al Qaida terrorist Richard Colvin Reid pleaded guilty Friday to all federal charges he tried to blow up a trans-Atlantic jetliner with 197 passengers on board by igniting explosives in his footwear. The admitted shoebomber, a British national, fac

Shoe-bomb suspect to plead guilty

BOSTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge scheduled a Friday hearing into accused shoebomber Richard Reid's offer to plead guilty to an indictment charging him with trying to blow up a P

Alleged shoebomber changes plea

BOSTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Alleged shoebomber Richard C. Reid plans to plead guilty to all federal charges he tried to blow up a passenger airliner over the Atlantic Ocean by igniting exp

Shoe bomb suspect loses round in court

BOSTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Accused shoe bomb suspect Richard Reid has lost a bid to have allegedly incriminating statements he made after his arrest last December tossed out, it was reported Friday.

Nader settles debate suit

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, on the eve of a federal trial in Boston, dropped his civil rights suit against the Commission on Presidential Debates, it was

He has worked in the legal field since 1967, and he was a Massachusetts Superior Court Judge before being appointed to the federal judiciary by President Reagan in 1985.

Judge Young was the trial judge in Massachusetts state court for the highly publicized 'Big Dan' rape case which was the inspiration for the movie The Accused starring Jodie Foster. Judge Young served as Chief Judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts from 1997 until 2005.

After his federal appointment, Judge Young sentenced Richard Reid who is better known as the terrorist shoe bomber to life in prison. During sentencing Young reportedly stated "You hate our freedom -- our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, and to believe or not believe as we individually choose. ... See that flag, Mr. Reid? That is the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is forgotten. And it still stands for freedom."

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