April 25th, 2013
There’s no end to the puzzling legal questions surrounding the Boston bombing case. We learned today, for instance, that the Boston bombing suspect was advised of his right against self-incrimination by a federal magistrate judge during a court hearing in a hospital room, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The judge made the call [...]
March 18th, 2013
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider in what circumstances the assets of a defendant can be frozen before trial. The question before the high court is whether prosecutors can prevent defendants from using their assets to pay for a lawyer without a hearing on the issue. Read more..
March 13th, 2013
Citing the famous Gideon v. Wainright case, in which a prison inmate’s pro se petition, handwritten in pencil, resulted in U.S. Supreme Court ruling recognizing a defendant’s constitutional right to counsel, the top judge in California said a lack of public funding for the state’s courts threatens to turn back? Read more..
March 5th, 2013
Seven Saudis are scheduled to die by crucifixion and firing squad Tuesday for armed robberies they committed while they were teenagers. Human rights activists are appealing to Saudi authorities stop the executions. Read more…
September 18th, 2011
It certainly is hard to believe, but this past week the Supreme Court ordered a halt to a prisoner’s execution based on the trial court having permitted a state witness to testify that the Defendant was more likely to re-offend because he is black. Let’s just take a moment to let that sink in… The [...]