Category: Crime

Investigation 4

My First Murder Investigation

I stared at my notes as the last couple hours swirled around in my head. This seemed too insane to actually be true.

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High Sierra Ghost Stories

The past isn’t ever really past, and ghosts don’t ever die. So instead of avoiding them or feeling bad, maybe try confronting them a little bit?

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Wednesday Writs: United States v. Leonard Peltier

It’s Wednesday! Celebrate by reading this week’s Wednesday Writs, your round up of law and legal related stories from all over. This week: The controversial case of Leonard Peltier. Plus: SCOTUS takes up DACA but leaves Sandy Hook’s parents’ lawsuit against Remington alive; the Baby Trump Balloon slasher, justice for sale, and, for once, a SMART criminal of the week. Read, comment and share!

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Later, Kimmy Jo

“Life’s a garden man. Dig it!” That’s the tagline on my friend Kim’s Facebook profile. It’s a fitting slogan for a woman like her, a happy-go-lucky girl who never took anything too seriously. Even...

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Wednesday Writs: The Case of the Too Short Fish

This week’s packed Wednesday Writs include not real big fish, the ACLU siding with the NRA, those poor Sacklers, a big change to the LSAT, the worst kind of dumb criminal, faux legal Facebook disclaimers, and more.

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Joe Biden’s Right

There has been a push for justice reform in recent years, much of it regarding the extended incarceration for non-violent drug crime. Biden’s statement that non-violent offenders should not be in prison is not a new idea, and it is one deserving of some consideration.

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Wednesday Writs for 9/11: Willie Francis is Executed, Twice

Writs are back this week, with the story of a prisoner who was executed twice, an ill-tempered judge throwing an ironic fit and another who appoints himself prosecutor, space law, the NFL lawsuit fumbles, dumb criminals and more.

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Dirty Politics

If Maroney is proven guilty, his ouster is not inappropriate, though I am of the opinion that such ouster should occur at the voting booth.

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Katie Steinle’s Killer Wins Appeal

It is instinctive to feel that Katie Steinle’s case cries out for justice. But the newest ruling is from a legal standpoint, not ideological.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/28

Your Wednesday Writs this week include a soap opera of a SCOTUS case, a record breaking opioid settlement, space crime, a creative judge, a dumb criminal and more.

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Speaking of Terror

If certain kinds of violence demand more from us, defining and describing violence becomes charged with power.

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Wednesday Writs for 8/21

It’s time for Wednesday Writs ft recent history of the Commerce Clause, which is much more important than it sounds, RGP eulogizing JPS, terrible lawyers giving terrible advice, the Angry Bagel Guy, a “Serial” update and more.

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Daniel Pantaleo Has Been Fired

Daniel Pantaleo has been fired. It is the only consequence of him having used a prohibited chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago. Garner died in the aftermath of its application.

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