In Salinas v. Texas, SCOTUS ruled that a defendant's refusal to answer police questions before his arrest and before being Mirandized could be admitted into court as substantive evidence of his guilt. If such a defendant did not explicitly
Yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in response to the indictment for alleged abuse of power. Regardless of how you feel about Perry, he takes a damn good mug shot.
Habersham County, Georgia, the jurisdiction that allowed intentionally or through negligence a SWAT team to break into a home with violent force in the middle of the night and throw a stun grenade into a baby's face sending him to a hospital for week
While like many I was shocked by the story of the shooting of an unarmed man, Michael Brown, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, I have refrained from making public comments due to the conflicting accounts that have arisen in the case.
The Connecticut Bar Association, the state's biggest organization of lawyers has been split by a post-Newtown disagreement over applying its considerable clout to defending Connecticut's new, toughest-in-the-nation gun control law.
The same law enforcement agency of violating the civil rights of a man who was badly beaten after being wrongly arrested, then later charged with "destruction of property" for bleeding on the uniforms of the cops that injured him.
If Michael Brown committed a felonious strong-arm robbery at a convenience store just minutes before he was shot, why didn't anybody from the store call 911? The report was made by a customer following what appeared to be an altercation between the 6
Brown was shot at least six times. Baden said the bullet that likely killed Brown went "through the brain." Lawyers for Brown's family said the results support witness accounts that Brown was trying to surrender when he was shot.
I cringe to think how many times clients come into my office to discuss their criminal matter with me only to learn they have done possibly irreparable damage to their case.
We should have seen this coming. I believe it is going to get worse before it gets better, if ever. At some point there is going to be a "pitchforks and torches" backlash.
After Richard Tom's car slammed into another vehicle at a Redwood City intersection in 2007, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring her sister, he asked police if he could go home, then talked with them in the patrol car.
Baltimore Man Charged With Robbery Despite Being In Jail At Time Of The Crime . . . Prosecutor Still Insists on Trial and Judge Agrees.
FedEx was indicted on Friday in a U.S. criminal case for conspiracy to launder money over deliveries for illegal online pharmacies, according to a court filing.
This morning we learned that Darren Wilson of the Ferguson police force is the officer who shot an unarmed Michael Brown last week, triggering riots throughout the small town of 20,000 residents.
One can certainly understand Tyree Threatt, 21, being confused. He was charged after a victim picked out his photo as the man who robbed her. However, the robbery occurred while Threatt was in jail on another robbery charge.
Perry said he'd veto the funding if the district attorney, Rosemary Lehmberg, didn't resign. Lehmberg had recently been convicted of drunken driving. When Lehmberg refused, Perry carried out his veto.
It would let Congress shunt all overbreadth objections to federal regulations to a specialized court, and thus bar First Amendment overbreadth defenses in federal prosecutions for violating particular regulations, far outside the
A federal jury in Virginia has found an Ohio man who led an anti-government group guilty of selling fake diplomatic IDs to help group members avoid arrest or paying taxes and debts, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Alexandria.
In July, the Washington Post reported on the continuing disaster that is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime lab.
Wary of criminal record restrictions in Obama 'deferred action' policy for dreamers.
Early this morning, MSNBC posted an interview with Dorian Johnson, a 22-year-old from Ferguson, Missouri, who says he was the other man walking with Michael Brown before the incident that led to Brown's death:
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses the ongoing conflict in Gaza ...
Mothers arrested in Florida and South Carolina in recent weeks are the latest in an ongoing trend of parents seeing legal punishment for letting their children play or travel in public unsupervised.
Medical privacy is the law. That's why there are no video cameras in the clinic at Rikers Island. Makes perfect sense, except when guards order the staff out of a treatment room in the clinic and beat a prisoner. That makes perfect sense too,
"Prosecutors are rewarded for winning at all costs, they have no incentive to seek the truth rather than a conviction, and they are entirely unaccountable when they pervert justice in pursuit of victory," observes Idaho resident John T. Bujak.
As dusk crept over Collington Square Park, in east Baltimore, the children's chatter of questions began.
The attack of a quadcopter pilot by a crazed woman named Andrea Mears, who punched, scratched and tore the shirt of teenager Austin Haughwout. Despite committing a brutal assault, then lying to police, Mears received probation
Police have arrested the wife of a NYC man who filmed an officer using a choke hold on a suspect who later died, authorities said, charging her with misdemeanor assault days after her husband was detained on unrelated gun charges.
Why are we seeing such an uptick in Americans being arrested for such absurd "violations" as letting their kids play at a park unsupervised, collecting rainwater on their own property, growing vegetables in their yard, and holding Bible studies
"People shouldn't believe their innocence provides any protection. The question isn't whether you have done anything wrong, but whether the criminal justice system is going to target you ? and once in that system, you face prohibitive odds