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Legal Ethics and Malpractice
  • Winter v. Wolnitzek

    24 Aug 2016 | 8:12 am

    One sitting judge and two aspiring Kentucky judges challenged the Commonwealth’s Code of Judicial Conduct clauses prohibiting “campaign[ing] as a member of a political organization,” “endors[ing] . . . a candidate for public office,” “mak[ing] a contribution to a political organization,” making any “commitments” with respect to “cases, controversies, or[…]

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  • HDRE Bus. Partners Ltd. Grp. v. RARE Hosp. Int'l

    19 Aug 2016 | 8:28 pm

    This attorneys’ fees dispute arises out of an underlying lease dispute between HDRE and RARE. HDRE appealed the district court's award of attorneys’ fees for RARE under an attorneys’ fees provision in a lease agreement between the parties that was subsequently novated by another agreement. The court held that the[…]

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  • Galloway v. The Kansas City Landsmen, LLC

    19 Aug 2016 | 7:33 pm

    Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that 21 Budget rental car businesses willfully violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), 15 U.S.C. 1681c(g)(1), by issuing receipts that contained more than five digits of customers’ credit card numbers. The parties subsequently mediated and agreed on a proposed settlement. The settlement provided[…]

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  • United States v. Harrington

    19 Aug 2016 | 10:00 am

    A year after Harrington, a drug dealer, was sentenced, by Judge St. Eve, to 264 months in prison (subsequently reduced to 212 months by a change in the sentencing guidelines) the government asked for his cooperation in its investigation of his attorney Brindley. Brindley was accused of encouraging his clients[…]

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  • Seed Co. Ltd. v. Westerman

    12 Aug 2016 | 10:22 pm

    Seed Company Limited, a Japanese company, is led by Shigeru Tamai. Tamai invented a dispenser of correctional tape enabling users to correct printed documents by rolling white tape over errors. Seed and Tamai applied for patents but the application was denied because of legal counsel’s noncompliance with Patent Office regulations[…]

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False Confessions

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Forensic Science

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Prosecutorial
  • Prosecutorial powers: EFCC faults NBA President - The Nation Newspaper

    27 Aug 2016 | 4:12 pm

    Prosecutorial powers: EFCC faults NBA President - The Nation Newspaper The Nation NewspaperProsecutorial powers: EFCC faults NBA PresidentThe Nation NewspaperThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday faulted a suggestion by the new President of the Nigeria Bar Association NBA, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), that the anti-graft agency be stripped of its prosecutorial powers.Nigerian bar populated by rogues, vultures –[…]

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  • Times Leader | On eve of trial, homicide suspect's lawyers allege ... - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

    24 Aug 2016 | 2:52 pm

    Times Leader | On eve of trial, homicide suspect's lawyers allege ... - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderTimes Leader | On eve of trial, homicide suspect's lawyers allege ...Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderWILKES-BARRE — Defense attorneys for a self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen” charged with shooting another man in the back and dumping his body in the ...Defense alleges misconduct on day before murder trial - News ...Citizens Voiceall 2[…]

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  • Judge Breaks Double Jeopardy Ground, Cites 'Pervasive Prosecutorial Misconduct' - New Jersey Law Journal

    24 Aug 2016 | 2:32 pm

    Judge Breaks Double Jeopardy Ground, Cites 'Pervasive Prosecutorial Misconduct'New Jersey Law JournalIn a lengthy decision perhaps more striking for its criticisms of a prosecutor's trial strategy, Bergen County's ranking judge took on the legal question of whether a defendant “goaded” into seeking a mistrial, albeit unsuccessfully, may then avoid re[…]

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  • Sacramento debating felony status for prosecutorial misconduct - 89.3 KPCC

    18 Aug 2016 | 11:49 am

    Sacramento debating felony status for prosecutorial misconduct - 89.3 KPCC 89.3 KPCCSacramento debating felony status for prosecutorial misconduct89.3 KPCCThe main sponsor of the bill, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, writes: "In 2014, prominent 9th Circuit Justice, Alex Kozinski, stated that prosecutorial misconduct is an epidemic in our criminal justice system. Nationwide, we've seen stories ...

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  • Error – Prosecutorial Misconduct - Wisconsin Law Journal

    17 Aug 2016 | 8:03 am

    Error – Prosecutorial MisconductWisconsin Law JournalMark H. Price appeals pro se from a circuit court order denying his WIS. STAT. § 974.06 (2013-14) motion seeking a new trial due to prosecutorial misconduct. Subscribe; Register; Login. E-mail Address: Verification: Wisconsin Law Journal offers some of ...and more »

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American Bar Association Criminal Topics

Sentencing Reform
  • 'Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act' has rare, bipartisan support - WDTV

    24 Aug 2016 | 7:49 pm

    'Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act' has rare, bipartisan support - WDTV WDTV'Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act' has rare, bipartisan supportWDTVThe 'Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act' would reduce the mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted of certain non-violent crimes - like drug dealing. This latest bill to reform the criminal justice system was introduced last October, although ...

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  • Gov. Rauner signs more criminal justice reform bills - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

    22 Aug 2016 | 12:10 pm

    Gov. Rauner signs more criminal justice reform bills - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) IllinoisHomePage.netGov. Rauner signs more criminal justice reform billsThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Within the first month of the administration, Governor Rauner created the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform. Its job was to create recommendations that would transform Illinois' justice system to make it more ...Governor takes stand[…]

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  • California sentencing reform cut arrests by 52K - The Detroit News

    21 Aug 2016 | 3:13 pm

    California sentencing reform cut arrests by 52KThe Detroit NewsSacramento, Calif. — A 2014 California voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes has led to the lowest arrest rate in state history as police frequently ignore those illegal activities, experts say ...and more »

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  • South Carolina needs sentencing reform - Charleston Post Courier

    19 Aug 2016 | 9:10 pm

    South Carolina needs sentencing reform - Charleston Post Courier Charleston Post CourierSouth Carolina needs sentencing reformCharleston Post CourierIn South Carolina, we have already seen the positive effects of sentencing reform. In 2010, Gov. Mark Sanford (now representing us in Congress), signed a bill that diverted low-level drug offenders from prison to community-based programs, and removed ...

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  • Corcoran State Prison in California. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters) - National Review Online

    18 Aug 2016 | 1:21 am

    Corcoran State Prison in California. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters) - National Review Online National Review OnlineCorcoran State Prison in California. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)National Review OnlineOne important place to start: push the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, a bill that would recalibrate sentencing policy to meet the needs of the 21st century. The message from law enforcement to politicians is clear: Using jail as a[…]

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Prison Reform

Sentencing Commission