Criminal

Blog Posts

  • "What Rape Reform Needs: More Convictions, Less Punishment" November 24, 2017
  • South African court more than doubles prison sentence of Oscar Pistorius November 24, 2017
  • Examining some recent notable marijuana caselaw concerning use rights and restrictions November 24, 2017 After the long weekend, my Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform seminar turns to its homestretch and the last ground of students are delivering presentations on a marijuana-related topic of their choosing. One student for the next class will be looking…
  • Anger dissipation on the road to victory – Fairfax criminal lawyer's approach November 24, 2017 Anger dissipation is critical on the road to victory in the courtroom and in life. As a Fairfax criminal lawer, I know how much easier that anger dissipation is said than done, but also know the benefits of applying the practice and principals of…
  • Thankful for all the marijuana news via Marijuana Moment November 24, 2017 In this post last month, I noted that Tom Angell, who had been providing a great marijuana newsletter titled Marijuana Moment since the start of this year, transformed his work from a daily e-mail into a "full-scale cannabis news portal."…
  • "Furman and Finitude" November 24, 2017
  • Drug Trafficking at the State and Federal Level November 24, 2017 Drug trafficking (i.e. distributing or selling a controlled substance) is illegal under both state and federal law and while the legal ramifications of federal drug convictions tend to be considered much steeper than state level drug convictions, it…
  • Williams et al. on False Statements by Children November 24, 2017 Shanna Williams, Elizabeth C. Ahern and Thomas D. Lyon (University of Southern California, University of Cambridge and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted The Relation between Young Children's False Statements…
  • Supreme Court Poised to Make Decisions About Structural Error Cases November 24, 2017 Federal law holds that to be successful, a person arguing an appeal on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel must show that substandard service negatively affected the trial's outcome. Another flaw in trials, called a "structural error,"…
  • **Update** Blocking Crash State Highway 97 November 24, 2017 IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
  • Fagan & Ash on New Policing, New Segregation November 24, 2017 Jeffrey Fagan and Elliott Ash (Columbia Law School and University of Warwick) have posted New Policing, New Segregation: From Ferguson to New York (Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 106, No. 1, 25-102, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Modern…
  • COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE LIMA ELECCIONES 2017 PARA DECANO November 24, 2017 El Código Civil es después de la Constitución la norma reguladora de la conducta en sociedad en su diversas manifestaciones, sus instituciones, entre ellas la DE REPRESENTACIÓN cumplen un rol fundamental en las relaciones…
  • Did You Trip and Fall on Black Friday? November 24, 2017 It's the busiest shopping weekend of the year, and it started today. That's right, it's Black Friday. Why stores are offering amazing deals on various products across the country, it can be quite dangerous. There are mobs of people standing in line…
  • Who Can Sue Under Georgia's Wrongful Death Statute? November 24, 2017 Some of the most difficult cases Georgia injury attorneys deal with are wrongful death cases. People who have lost a loved one want time to grieve rather than talking to a lawyer. However, death can be very costly. The parties who can sue are set out…
  • Blocking Crash State Highway 97 November 24, 2017 IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
  • Stein on Experts and Disagreement November 24, 2017 Alex Stein (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Expert Testimony and the Epistemology of Disagreement (Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 48, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Comment contributes to the special volume of the Seton Hall Law…
  • Short take: Good Judge, Nice Judge November 24, 2017 It starts with trying to make the place more user friendly. Remember when colleges had students review their professors, rating them as part of a scheme to make students happier? How long did it take for the tyranny to begin, the inmates to seize…
  • HI: Fly-over of curtilage at 420′ violated REP under state constitution November 24, 2017 Three fly-overs over the curtilage, one at 420′, was a violation of the Hawai'i Constitution, following the California Supreme Court in People v. Cook (1985). The Hawai'i Supreme Court differs from the Intermediate Court of Appeals on its…
  • Police Misconduct Leads to Mass Exoneration November 24, 2017 The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is one of the oldest modern police forces in the world. Perhaps that explains the department long history of sordid misconduct which includes: The systematic torture of African-American suspects between 1972-1991…
  • D.D.C.: Klayman v. NSA finally ends in the District Court November 24, 2017 Klayman v. NSA finally ends in the District Court, the court finding no jurisdiction (despite prior injunctions) and because Congress ended the program sued over before the suit was even filed and then the NSA was ordered to retain data ……