Series of Laws Passed in Wisconsin Aim to Fight Heroin Epidemic

Apr 25, 2014 By: Nia Doherty

In early April Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin signed a series of laws with the goal of combating the rising use of heroin and other opiate drugs in the state.

“Actual Innocence” Under Schlup v. Delo / McQuiggin v. Perkins as Excusing Statute of Limitations Established by AEDPA 28 U.S.C.A. § 2244(d)(1) for Habeas Corpus Claims

Apr 17, 2014 By: ALR

Generally, a petitioner seeking federal habeas review must file his petition within a one-year statute of limitations, but the Supreme Court has recognized various exceptions.

SCOTUS rules in first landmark aiding and abetting case in over 30 years

Mar 7, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in Rosemond v. United States, its first significant aiding and abetting criminal law ruling since 1980.

Entrapment: The Interplay between Inducement and Predisposition after Jacobson

Jul 17, 2013 By: David C. Larson

The affirmative defense of entrapment considers the level of government inducement and the predisposition of the defendant towards committing the crime. The Supreme Court’s 1992 Jacobson v. United States ruling seems to have blurred the distinction.

NYPD Commissioner proposes pill tracking

Jan 25, 2013 By: Arkady Bukh

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly recently announced a proposal to track drug thefts through pill bottles with a GPS unit attached, in an effort to combat pharmacy robberies.

Hot Docs: Appeals court sides with defendant over alleged “failure to signal”

Dec 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a recent Second Circuit ruling, the court upheld a lower court’s finding that, contrary to a state trooper’s claims, it was “impossible” for the trooper to witness any failure to signal a turn by defendant.

Criminal E-Discovery: 21st Century Paperless Trails (Part 5 of 5)

Sep 25, 2012 By: Daniel Garrie

In this five-part series on criminal e-discovery, I will look at the burdens, benefits, and federal rules surrounding the use of e-discovery in criminal proceedings.

Sorry, Wrong Number

Sep 24, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The muti-year legal struggles of an unidentified Frenchman from the Breton region underscore many of the issues and challenges associated with computer security.

Criminal E-Discovery: 21st Century Paperless Trails (Part 4 of 5)

Sep 18, 2012 By: Daniel Garrie

In this five-part series on criminal e-discovery, I will look at the burdens, benefits, and federal rules surrounding the use of e-discovery in criminal proceedings.

Criminal E-Discovery: 21st Century Paperless Trails (Part 3 of 5)

Sep 11, 2012 By: Daniel Garrie

In this five-part series on criminal e-discovery, I will look at the burdens, benefits, and federal rules surrounding the use of e-discovery in criminal proceedings.

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