Former Representative Chris Collins was sentenced to two years and two months in prison for charges related to insider trading and lying to cover it up.
The serial killer’s case was the first in which a criminal conviction was overturned due to pre-trial publicity.
If the internet can chant “Kamala is a cop” at now-withdrawn candidate Senator Kamala Harris, surely we can get a “Bloomberg is The Man” one going.
Over at Arc Digital, Derek Robertson takes a view on the “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” meme/trope/battlecry that is everywhere these days, both on the internet and spilling over to real life.
This week, Plata v. Brown case of the week highlighting the need for prison reforms, West Virginia charges prisoners to read, Adnan Sayed of Serial fame, litigating the happiness of cows, dumb crooks, and more.
This will, of course, have precisely zero effect in settling down those pesky “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself!” feelings many folks have.
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!
The former police officer involved in the killing of Atatiana Jefferson was arrested and charged with murder on the same day he resigned from the Fort Worth Police Department.
The defendants appealed their sentences for a logical reason: when weighing the LSD for sentencing purposes, the blotter paper was included in the weight.
To many, Baker v. Carr represented the real beginning of the politicization of the Supreme Court. And it is also the case that essentially did in two justices.