Criminal Procedure

1305 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.

Trump lawyer Dershowitz acknowledges many disagree with his take on ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’
Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus and a member of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, acknowledges in a New York Times interview that most constitutional scholars disagree with his interpretation of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Afternoon Briefs: Youths’ climate-change suit tossed; Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz join Trump legal team

9th Circuit tosses youths’ climate-change suit on standing grounds

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco dismissed Friday a climate-change lawsuit filed on behalf of…

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer thinks the #MeToo movement can be dangerous
The lawyer representing film producer Harvey Weinstein at his rape trial has told the New York Times that she thinks the #MeToo movement has led to a rush to judgment that is destroying reputations and careers.
State supreme court affirms 12-year sentence for inmate’s cellphone possession
The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the 12-year sentence of a man convicted for having a cellphone in jail.
Afternoon Briefs: Pelosi prepares impeachment articles for Senate; lawyer faces charges over deceased father’s pension

Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles to Senate next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats on Friday that she is preparing to send the…

Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend
A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer.
Some leaders in this state want to reform bail reform
Some political leaders in New York are calling for changes to a new law that bars cash bail requirements for many nonviolent criminal defendants.
New study finds black people are staying longer in state prisons, even as they face fewer arrests

The racial disparity between black and white people sent to state prisons is declining, and it has been for some time. But criminal justice researchers say people of all races still aren’t treated equally when it comes to one important measure: time serve

‘Bluff City Law’ takes on the ‘American epidemic’ of opioid abuse

One of my best friends growing up in Western Oklahoma recently accomplished his first full year of sobriety. We had kept in sporadic contact over the last decade or two,…

‘Watchmen’ shows just how far policing police could go

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”

Although the Latin used by Juvenal in his ancient Roman Satires literally translates to “Who will guard the guards themselves?” comic book author Alan Moore transported…

First Amendment defense claims could threaten ‘revenge pornography’ statutes
Judge’s clerk performs behind-the-back cellphone dial to test plaintiff’s claim
Was it possible for a suspect handcuffed with his hands behind him in a patrol car to reach his cellphone and make a call to his aunt? That’s one of the facts in dispute in the case of Omar Alston, who contends that he made the call shortly before a sheriff’s deputy pulled him out of a police vehicle in June 2011 and exposed Alston’s genitals during a search.
SCOTUS accepts pro se appeal that could upend hundreds of convictions
The U.S. Supreme Court accepted Friday a pro se cert petition to once again consider whether a large part of eastern central Oklahoma is an American Indian reservation, which could call into question hundreds of state convictions.
Finding your niche: How one lawyer built a practice by defending a notorious accused hacker

Tor Ekeland’s advice to others looking to hang their shingle? Stay hungry and don’t shy away from imperfect—or even unpaid—opportunities. “The opportunities and taking the risks in one area put you in contact with a whole host of people,” he says.

Afternoon Briefs: Law student expelled after posting flyers; Harvey Weinstein reportedly reaches $25M deal

Suspended law student is expelled after posting ‘okay to be white’ flyers

A suspended law student at Oklahoma City University was expelled after he posted flyers reading “It’s okay to…

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