People would be better off realizing how often a Supreme Court decision rests on a legal technicality or procedural element, as opposed to the merits of a particular position.
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
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!
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.
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.