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Legal Ethics and Malpractice
  • Otrompke v. Skolnik

    24 Jun 2016 | 10:45 am

    Indiana Rules for the Admission to the Bar and the Discipline of Attorneys state: “No person who advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or this state by force, violence or other unconstitutional or illegal means, shall be certified to the Supreme Court of Indiana for admission[…]

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  • ACF 2006 Corp v. Devereux

    23 Jun 2016 | 1:50 pm

    Attorney Conour stole more than $4.5 million from clients’ trust funds, was convicted of fraud, and is serving 10 years in prison. Shortly before Conour’s crimes came to light, attorney Devereux left Conour Law Firm, taking clients with him to Ladendorf’s law firm. These clients ultimately produced attorneys’ fees aggregating[…]

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  • Mortgage Grader, Inc. v. Ward & Olivo, L.L.P.

    23 Jun 2016 | 11:42 am

    In this appeal, the issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether a law firm practicing as a limited liability partnership (LLP) failed to maintain professional malpractice insurance to cover claims against it, and, if so, whether that failure should cause the revocation of the firm's[…]

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  • Floyd v. State

    23 Jun 2016 | 9:52 am

    Appellant was charged with one count of rape. When Gerald Crow was a circuit judge he authorized the issuance of an arrest warrant for Appellant. Crow also presided over Appellant’s plea-and-arraignment hearing. Crow then left his position as circuit judge. Crow subsequently entered an appearance as an attorney for Appellant.[…]

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  • Rocha v. Rudd

    22 Jun 2016 | 12:56 pm

    In 2005, FedEx delivery drivers, represented by Defendants (lawyers), filed suit, alleging that FedEx had misclassified them as independent contractors, citing the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA), 820 ILCS 115/1. In 2011, after the court granted partial summary judgment, holding that plaintiffs were IWPCA employees, Rocha joined the[…]

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False Confessions

Eyewitness Identification
  • My Turn: There are ways to help eyewitnesses get it right - Concord Monitor

    24 Jun 2016 | 9:15 pm

    My Turn: There are ways to help eyewitnesses get it right - Concord Monitor Concord MonitorMy Turn: There are ways to help eyewitnesses get it rightConcord MonitorRecently, the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police and the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General co-hosted a training session in eyewitness identification practices for law enforcement agencies, many of whom participated via webcast.

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  • Jury finds man guilty of manslaughter in 2013 murder - Houma Courier (blog)

    24 Jun 2016 | 8:47 pm

    Jury finds man guilty of manslaughter in 2013 murderHouma Courier (blog)Friday's verdict was the culmination of a two-day trial that hinged upon the identification of Celestine from a brief home surveillance video, which purports to show Celestine, LaMont Nixon, 24, and Kevone Cook, 23, storming Naquin's home in an attempt[…]

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  • Red Cross blood drive set Monday, Tuesday in Parsons - Parsons Sun

    24 Jun 2016 | 8:07 pm

    Red Cross blood drive set Monday, Tuesday in ParsonsParsons SunA blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 ... to let us know of abusive posts. 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear[…]

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  • Banks or credit unions? - Daily American Online

    24 Jun 2016 | 8:01 pm

    Banks or credit unions?Daily American OnlineJust about anyone with a pulse and proper identification is able to open either a checking or savings account. These are just a few of the differences other things to consider are technology, availability and cost. Credit unions have a bad reputation ...

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  • Letter: The Bigger Picture - Malibu Times

    24 Jun 2016 | 4:15 pm

    Letter: The Bigger Picture - Malibu Times Malibu TimesLetter: The Bigger PictureMalibu TimesGender identification has been a controversial topic for too long and, in my opinion, it always will be. It has become controversial down to the Constitutional level because it involves human rights. While publicizing personal information about each ...

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Wrongful Conviction
  • Man walks after wrongful conviction - Nashua Telegraph

    25 Jun 2016 | 4:05 am

    Man walks after wrongful conviction - Nashua Telegraph Nashua TelegraphMan walks after wrongful convictionNashua TelegraphNEW YORK - After 20 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, Richard Rosario was about to get the charges dropped Friday. Until he said no. Prosecutors conceded he'd been wrongfully convicted and said they would dismiss the charges ...Wrongfully Convicted[…]

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  • Wrongful convictions have cost Texans more than $93M - Amarillo.com

    24 Jun 2016 | 6:06 pm

    Wrongful convictions have cost Texans more than $93MAmarillo.comThe tab stands to grow as those wrongfully imprisoned individuals age and more people join the list. Generally, someone whose conviction is thrown out and is declared by a judge, prosecutor or appellate court to be “actually innocent” is eligible for a ...and[…]

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  • Illinois judge dismisses lawsuit over wrongful conviction - Herald & Review

    24 Jun 2016 | 2:45 pm

    Illinois judge dismisses lawsuit over wrongful conviction - Herald & Review WNIJ and WNIUIllinois judge dismisses lawsuit over wrongful convictionHerald & ReviewTUSCOLA, Ill. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against three retired central Illinois police officers by a man wrongfully convicted of a 1993 murder. Douglas County Judge Richard Broch Jr. on Friday dismissed the lawsuit filed by[…]

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  • Wrongful convictions have cost Texans more than $93 million - KTXS

    24 Jun 2016 | 10:17 am

    Wrongful convictions have cost Texans more than $93 millionKTXSThe tab stands to grow as those wrongfully imprisoned individuals age and more people join the list. Generally, someone whose conviction is thrown out and is declared by a judge, prosecutor or appellate court to be “actually innocent” is eligible for a[…]

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  • Blount County, officials seek dismissal of wrongful conviction suit - Maryville Daily Times

    23 Jun 2016 | 9:02 pm

    Blount County, officials seek dismissal of wrongful conviction suit - Maryville Daily Times Maryville Daily TimesBlount County, officials seek dismissal of wrongful conviction suitMaryville Daily TimesDouglas Jordan Jr. appears in Blount County Circuit Court for his retrial in March 2015, where a jury acquitted him in the 1998 slaying of a Louisville woman. Jordan has filed a wrongful conviction and imprisonment suit in[…]

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Forensic Science
  • Wharfedale pupils enjoy a lesson in forensic science - Craven Herald

    22 Jun 2016 | 4:53 am

    Wharfedale pupils enjoy a lesson in forensic science - Craven Herald Craven HeraldWharfedale pupils enjoy a lesson in forensic scienceCraven HeraldPRIMARY school pupils put their detective skills to the test at a forensic science day. The event was staged at Kettlewell Primary School and involved other cluster schools, including Burnsall and Cracoe & Rylstone. "This was an amazing opportunity for ...

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  • WITH VIDEO: CSI: Findlay — Camp teaches students forensic science - The Courier

    21 Jun 2016 | 11:00 pm

    WITH VIDEO: CSI: Findlay — Camp teaches students forensic science - The Courier The CourierWITH VIDEO: CSI: Findlay — Camp teaches students forensic scienceThe CourierEmily Krawczyk (left) and Tanzi Buchan look through their evidence-gathering kit as Zoe O'Dell photographs the victim at the University of Findlay's forensic science camp. (Randy Roberts photo). By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER. It was a grisly scene: A ...and[…]

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  • Forensic science student receives national award - Huntington Herald Dispatch

    18 Jun 2016 | 9:19 pm

    Forensic science student receives national award - Huntington Herald Dispatch Huntington Herald DispatchForensic science student receives national awardHuntington Herald DispatchCourtesy of Marshall University Marshall University Forensic Science second-year graduate student Kelsey L. Wilkinson of Tunkhannock, Pa., won a 2016 Forensic Sciences Foundation Emerging Forensic Scientist Award for her presentation about her ...and more »

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  • CSI: Alaska offers kids a look at forensic science - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    13 Jun 2016 | 2:29 pm

    CSI: Alaska offers kids a look at forensic science - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Fairbanks Daily News-MinerCSI: Alaska offers kids a look at forensic scienceFairbanks Daily News-MinerThe CSI Forensic Camp is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers and includes help from the U.S. Marshal Service, Anchorage Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Wildlife ...

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  • Science|What Dead Pigs Can't Teach Us About 'CSI' - New York Times

    13 Jun 2016 | 3:29 am

    Science|What Dead Pigs Can't Teach Us About 'CSI' - New York Times New York TimesScience|What Dead Pigs Can't Teach Us About 'CSI'New York TimesForensic scientists have long used dead pigs and other animals as stand-ins for humans to better understand how the body decomposes after death. Their research on decomposing animals has informed the views of forensic experts in police investigations.

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Expert Witness

Prosecutorial

American Bar Association Criminal Topics

Sentencing Reform

Prison Reform
  • Watch 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Kate Mulgrew Demand Prison Reform - RollingStone.com

    24 Jun 2016 | 10:43 am

    Watch 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Kate Mulgrew Demand Prison Reform - RollingStone.com RollingStone.comWatch 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Kate Mulgrew Demand Prison ReformRollingStone.comThe fourth season of Netflix's smash dramedy Orange Is the New Black, released last week, has already made seismic pop-cultural shockwaves across the Internet with its new depths of dark realism and shocking twists. But when star Kate Mulgrew[…]

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  • Justice Department Reaches Deal With Mississippi County on Prison Reform - New York Times

    23 Jun 2016 | 1:05 pm

    Justice Department Reaches Deal With Mississippi County on Prison Reform - New York Times New York TimesJustice Department Reaches Deal With Mississippi County on Prison ReformNew York TimesThe Hinds County Detention Center. The Justice Department found last year that Hinds County officials had regularly violated the rights of inmates. Credit Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press. The Justice Department announced on Thursday that it had ...and[…]

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  • Parole, prison reform discussed at Ark. Capitol - THV11.com

    22 Jun 2016 | 5:35 pm

    Parole, prison reform discussed at Ark. Capitol - THV11.com THV11.comParole, prison reform discussed at Ark. CapitolTHV11.comLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Prison overcrowding, correction department spending, mental health and poverty. Those issues, among several others, were addressed on Wednesday by a Legislative Task Force investigating problems with the state's criminal ...and more »

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  • EDITORIAL: NJ is a flawed model for prison reform - Cherry Hill Courier Post

    21 Jun 2016 | 11:10 am

    EDITORIAL: NJ is a flawed model for prison reform - Cherry Hill Courier Post Cherry Hill Courier PostEDITORIAL: NJ is a flawed model for prison reformCherry Hill Courier PostThe headline on a story in another publication read as follows: “Racial disparity in N.J. prison rates highest in the U.S.”. It was accurate, as far it went. But that was leading with the bad news[…]

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  • Prison Reform For Youth - The Transylvania Times

    20 Jun 2016 | 2:12 pm

    Prison Reform For YouthThe Transylvania TimesOfficials in the North Carolina prison system announced last week they will no longer place young inmates in solitary confinement and will introduce a program to meet all the needs of the youngest inmates. This is a step in the right direction. There ...

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Sentencing Commission
  • How Len Bias' death was used to usher in era of mass incarceratio - New York Daily News

    24 Jun 2016 | 3:35 pm

    How Len Bias' death was used to usher in era of mass incarceratio - New York Daily News New York Daily NewsHow Len Bias' death was used to usher in era of mass incarceratioNew York Daily NewsBy 1995, a detailed 200-page U.S. Sentencing Commission Report suggested eliminating the 100-1 crack vs. cocaine sentencing disparity. The Congressional Black Caucus called on Clinton to veto the 1995 bill that extended[…]

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  • Justices Help Keep the U.S. Family Together - Bloomberg

    24 Jun 2016 | 8:48 am

    Justices Help Keep the U.S. Family Together - Bloomberg BloombergJustices Help Keep the U.S. Family TogetherBloombergIn dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer, who served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission and is widely considered an expert on sentencing law, said that all this was simply hairsplitting, and would “unnecessarily complicate” federal sentencing law. It's hard ...and more »

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  • Mathis v. United States - The Recorder

    23 Jun 2016 | 3:56 pm

    Mathis v. United StatesThe RecorderUnited States Sentencing Commission (USSC), Guidelines Manual ch. 1, pt. A, p. 5 (Nov. 2015). Such a system would produce greater certainty that two offenders who engaged in (and had previously engaged in) the same real conduct would be punished ...

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  • Charlie Baker seeks felony charge in assault on cops - Boston Herald

    22 Jun 2016 | 9:05 pm

    Charlie Baker seeks felony charge in assault on cops - Boston Herald Boston HeraldCharlie Baker seeks felony charge in assault on copsBoston Herald... heels of a similar push by a group of Central Massachusetts lawmakers, who last week filed legislation that would also make assaulting an officer a felony. But Peter Ettenberg, a Worcester defense attorney and a member of the state[…]

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  • In Wisconsin, a Backlash Against Using Data to Foretell Defendants' Futures - New York Times

    22 Jun 2016 | 12:28 pm

    In Wisconsin, a Backlash Against Using Data to Foretell Defendants' Futures - New York Times New York TimesIn Wisconsin, a Backlash Against Using Data to Foretell Defendants' FuturesNew York TimesIn Pennsylvania, the Legislature directed the state's sentencing commission in 2010 to develop a set of algorithms that could be used to inform sentencing judges about a defendant's risk of being arrested again. After six years[…]

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