Today in 1932: The Supreme Court first recognizes the entrapment defense

Dec 19, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 19, 1932, the Supreme Court decided Sorrells v. United States, first recognizing the entrapment criminal defense.

Should Special Prosecutors be Appointed for Police Involved Deaths?

Dec 10, 2014 By: Marissa Bartolucci

Social media posts regarding the incidents involving Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo evidence a lack of clarity and understanding of the purpose and function of Grand Juries.

Off-duty DUI: Part II of the tale of two public employees

Sep 17, 2014 By: Sandra Johnson

What happens when an employee is off duty and engages in substance abuse?

Off-duty DUI: Part I of a tale of two public employees

Sep 16, 2014 By: Sandra Johnson

Off-duty illegal conduct that leads to a discharge can also render a claimant ineligible for benefits

More than meets the eye: What lawyers should know about photographs and metadata

Jul 10, 2014 By: Adam Lockhart

The metadata created by today’s cameras that can be found embedded on digital photographs can be a powerful tool for attorneys.

Today in 1966: The Supreme Court creates the Miranda warning

Jun 13, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

“You have the right to remain silent.”
On this day 1966 The Supreme Court ruled on Miranda v. Arizona

Use of Social Media in Criminal Investigations

May 21, 2014 By: Karen Shinskie

The use of social media is pervasive in law enforcement, as it is in nearly every aspect of American life

New Technology helps Public Defenders Overcome Challenges

May 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Case Notebook is saving the 5th Judicial Circuit office of the West Virginia Public Defender Services time and money, protecting their data, and giving them flexibility.

Lethal Injection Debacle & European Union Strong-Arming

May 13, 2014 By: Jill VanderZiel

The Oklahoma state attorney general recently announced a 6 month delay in administering capital punishments after the bungled execution of Clayton Lockett

Clemency & The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014

May 12, 2014 By: Stanley Rule

Last month, the Obama Administration requested the Justice Department amend rules for soliciting additional commutation and pardon requests.

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