Em is away this week dealing with a family matter, so a good time to review two of her Case of the Week write ups, along with some current links to legal issues in the news.
Illegally obtained evidence is inadmissible in a court of law. What many may not know is that this fact is a relatively modern development in constitutional law
The serial killer’s case was the first in which a criminal conviction was overturned due to pre-trial publicity.
Vox Media to cut hundreds of freelance jobs ahead of changes in California gig economy laws
Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s review of the FBI’s handling of its investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016 is out, and folks are pouring over the 476 pages.
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.
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!
Whistleblower sues the President of the United States over his treatment. No, not that whistleblower or president. Our Case of the Week, Nixon v. Fitzgerald
There is very little evidence that being impeached increases the popularity of impeached presidents.