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A practicing Muslim requested the presence of his imam at his execution and was told no; he’d have to make do with the prison’s Christian chaplain or no spiritual leader at all as he met his state-sponsored end. SCOTUS agreed.
Even in acknowledging Bradford Jr.’s innocence, Marshall cannot help but to parrot the line that the Hoover Police Department used in its various tellings of the story: that Bradford Jr. was a threat. Even though he was not a threat. Even though he was innocent.
It’s your weekly roundup of the best law related links from around the web. In recognition of Black History Month, this week’s edition delves into the injustices of the Scottsboro Boys case.
The weekly roundup of law and legal related links from around the web. This week features birthright citizenship, dangerous scooters, the notorious NFC no-call and the many crimes of caped crusader.
Last week, the 9th Circuit upheld a federal law prohibiting an undocumented immigrant to possess a firearm. The ruling in U.S. v. Torres went largely unnoticed among the politicos usually vocal about laws which restrict the right to bear arms
Your weekly roundup of the latest in legal and law related links from around the web, featuring MLK, SCOTUS updates, dumb criminals, taxidermy and more.
The Supreme Court continues to provide an interesting study in perceived contradictions with its most recent ruling. In a 5-4 decision that saw two justices switching teams, the Court voted to uphold the sentencing of a Florida man under the Armed Career Criminals Act (ACCA), which resulted in a minimum sentence of 15 years
Your weekly round-up of the best legal and law related links from around the web. This week features political beef over executive power-Civil War style, as well as Burger King, Biker gangs, and rare Bar Exam achievement.
There are some issues that are more likely to obliterate the partisan line. Recently, we have seen Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor team up for a common cause: the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.
If this sounds familiar it is because it is. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly leaving the DOJ in coming weeks, maybe after nominee for AG Bill Burr takes office. And he means it this time. For sure. Probably.
Your weekly roundup of legal and law related links from around the web. This week features drunk prosecutors, foul -mouthed lawyers, a particularly brazen burglar, and Matthew McConaughey.
Tuesday, 9 January 2019, is the first day that some felons in Florida who previously had their voting rights removed can register to vote again under the effects of Amendment 4. The question is how exactly is that going to work?
The swiftness with which Dazia Lee was charged, compared to the months that went by before it was decided that the deputies would face prosecution for essentially the same thing, certainly raises some questions as to the disparate treatment of differently situated individuals in society.
Your weekly roundup of law and legal related links from around the web, including bad lawyers, dumb criminals, elephants in court, Al Pacino, and more.
What I am proposing is a way to increase the supply of pharmaceuticals that are widely used, off-patent, and are not available in the quantities needed.
Your weekly roundup of the best law and legal related links from around the web, including frivolous lawsuits, zombie chasing criminals, pro se babies and more.
This week’s roundup of the best and most interesting law and legal related links from around the web, including SCOTUS updates, falsely branded potato chips, love triangles that become international treaty violations, and more.
Six of the nine justices voted to deny certiorari in Gee vs. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast, Inc. and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. But while these cases do contain the trigger words “Planned Parenthood”, the denial of cert does not reflect the temperature of the Court on the issue of abortion.
Police officers are already broadly protected from the consequences of snap decisions to shoot; what about those who choose not to kill?
The Hoover Police Department has been caught lying about Emantic Bradford Jr. on at least two separate occasions since having killed him. On Monday, it became clear that the HPD’s version of events remained seriously and intentionally wrong.
Your weekly round-up of law and legal related links from around the web. This week: lawyer/dad jokes, genetic predisposition as defense of violent crime, SCOTUS updates and more.
Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder.
My (brief) life as a labor activist.
This week’s round-up of the best and most interesting law-related links from around the web, featuring med mal, criminal law developments, Alec Baldwin, and more.
Emantic Bradford Jr. had been a good guy with a gun. An officer with the Hoover Police Department shot him to death anyway.
Thomas Jefferson disagreed with Blackstone’s notion that “Christianity is part of the common law.” Legal jurist St. George Tucker may have provided an Enlightenment alternative to Jefferson’s notion while revising Blackstone for America.
With President Trump increasingly under fire and continually thwarted in his executive actions in court, administration officials like Mattis saying “strictly according to the law,” will be more important to the country than ever.
Your Wednesday Writs for 11/21 with links to legal and law stories such as case of the week, bad lawyers, dumb crooks, and Missouri laws on drastic measures to deal with runaway bulls.
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A murky legal footing isn’t good for businesses, and it isn’t good for folks who only want to hold down a decent job without letting their health get the better of them.
Your weekly round-up of law-related links, from dumb criminals and interesting cases to recent developments of note.
Your weekly round-up of law-related links, from dumb criminals and obscure cases to recent developments of note.
Union County Sheriff’s Department believes Dazia Lee is a criminal, responsible for the death of her son. This week, they charged her with involuntary manslaughter for her baby’s death, citing her alleged disregard of barricades.
Your weekly round-up of law-related links, from dumb criminals and obscure cases to recent developments of note – spooky edition!
The “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause.