Criminal E-Discovery: 21st Century Paperless Trails (Part 2 of 5)

Sep 4, 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 1 of 5)

Aug 28, 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.

Is Fourth Amendment jurisprudence out of date?

Aug 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Sixth Court of Appeals recently ruled in U.S. v. Skinner that the government does not need a warrant to track an individual via the GPA on his cell phone. Does Fourth Amendment jurisprudence need an overhaul?

Hot Docs: SCOTUS reinstates life imprisonment sentence

May 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion this week that simultaneously granted certiorari and overturned an appeals court decision, reinstating the defendant’s life imprisonment sentence.

Hot Docs: Appeal of woman convicted of poisoning 21-month-old stepson fails

Apr 19, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A New York woman convicted of poisoning her 21-month-old stepson unsuccessfully appealed her conviction, claiming that her sentence was too harsh and that her admission should have been suppressed.

Today in 1992: The Supreme Court gives new life to the entrapment defense

Apr 6, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 6, 1992, the Supreme Court decided Jacobson v. United States, strengthening the entrapment defense by making the test easier for defendants to meet.

There’s a new cybercop in town: Microsoft

Apr 2, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

As law enforcement authorities around the world struggle to find the necessary support, Microsoft continues to commit significant resources toward combating cybercrime.

Hot Docs: Lawyer disbarred for being a terrible lawyer

Mar 29, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Steven Lundeen was disbarred from practicing law in the state of Minnesota for taking client funds, failing to make a court appearance because he was arrested for cocaine possession, among other things.

The strange cases of St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

With all of the drinking involved with St. Patrick’s Day, there are bound to be some strange legal cases because of it. Alcohol only accounts for part of the weirdness, though.

Court Time: Is life without parole for a 14 year old cruel and unusual?

Mar 14, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two cases next week that will resolve the question of whether a sentence of life without parole is in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

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