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High Court: Any Fact That Increases Mandatory Minimum Must Go to Jury

June 18th, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a previous opinion and ruled that any fact that increases the mandatory minimum penalty in a case must be submitted to the jury. The 5-to-4 ruling came in the case of Allen Alleyne, who had 84 months added to his sentence for robbing a convenience store owner in Richmond, [...]

Supreme Court: Prosecutors Can Use Suspect’s Silence As Evidence of Guilt

June 18th, 2013

Prosecutors can use a suspect’s silence during informal police questioning as evidence of guilt at a later trial, says a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling reported by the Christian Science Monitor. Read more..

Cops can’t search cellphone seized at arrest, Florida Supreme Court says; will case go to SCOTUS?

May 3rd, 2013

A cellphone is different from a cigarette pack, the Florida Supreme Court says in a ruling requiring police to get a warrant before searching cellphones seized during an arrest. The ruling deepens the split on the constitutionality of cellphone searches incident to arrest, according to the Volokh.. Read more..

Supreme Court OKs $222K Verdict for Sharing 24 Songs

March 18th, 2013

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a jury’s conclusion that infamous file-sharer Jammie Thomas-Rasset pay the recording industry $222,000 for downloading and sharing two dozen copyrighted songs on the now-defunct file-sharing service Kazaa. Read more..