Today in 1940: SCOTUS rules that confessions obtained by police coercion are inadmissible

Feb 12, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 12, 1940, the Supreme Court held in Chambers v. Florida that confessions obtained under duress by police are inadmissible in court.

Today in 1963: Brady v. Maryland is decided

May 13, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 13, 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors must release evidence favorable to the defendant upon request.

Cyclopedia of Federal Procedure: An old standard gets new life

Dec 20, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Now on Westlaw, this resource is a guide to civil and criminal procedures and procedural concepts, including uncommon actions such as quo warranto and ne exeat.