Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to Select a Criminal Defense Attorney: 7 Steps

How to Select a Criminal Defense Attorney Selecting the right criminal defense attorney for yourself or a loved one can be one of the hardest parts of any run-in with the law. This guide was created to help you get through this challenging time and hopefully make the process of finding the right attorney easier. 1. Determine if you need Continue Reading...

5 Reasons You Need a Divorce Attorney

5 Reasons That You Need a Divorce AttorneyIf you are seeking a divorce, you may be tempted to file for divorce on your own using court provided documents or information from a book or website. While a do-it-yourself divorce may be acceptable in some situations, most people should consider hiring an attorney to represent their interests. Here are five reasons Continue Reading...

Michigan Officer In Violent Arrest Video Previously Accused Of Excessive Force, Planting Evidence

Michigan Officer In Violent Arrest Video Previously Accused Of Excessive Force, Planting EvidenceA Michigan police officer who appears in a recent video punching an unarmed black man more than a dozen times has a record riddled with allegations of planting evidence, falsifying police reports and using excessive force.Dashcam video from January released by Click on Detroit last week shows officers Continue Reading...

Massachusetts Bill Could Ban Sex During Divorce

Massachusetts Bill Could Ban Sex During DivorceLooking to get back into the dating pool or lose yourself in the throes of passion?If you’re in the midst of a divorce and living with children in Massachusetts, dating or having sex at home could soon be banned until all divorce proceedings are finalized, pending the passage of a new bill. In order Continue Reading...

Florida’s capital sentencing process constitutional?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of Florida’s death-sentencing scheme in which judges rather than jurors determine whether a defendant is mentally disabled. The Supreme Court granted cert on Monday in the case of Timothy Hurst, sentenced to death for a May 1998 murder of a Popeye’s restaurant manager based on a 7-5 jury recommendation, according Continue Reading...

As a growing number of states enact ‘rehoming’ laws, Facebook reportedly disables adoption page

Responding to news of parents placing children they find difficult to deal with in the care of strangers they identify as potential caretakers via the Internet, a growing number of lawmakers are enacting legislation to curtail the controversial practice. Meanwhile, Facebook has disabled an “Adoption Through Disruption” page being used to “rehome” children, the Washington Times reports, relying on an Continue Reading...

Adnan Syed, Subject Of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Makes Case To Appeals Court

Adnan Syed, Subject Of ‘Serial’ Podcast, Makes Case To Appeals CourtBALTIMORE (AP) — The convicted killer at the center of the popular podcast “Serial” is making his case that an appeals court should toss his conviction because his lawyer failed to interview an alibi witness and never inquired about the possibility of a plea deal.An attorney for Adnan Syed, now Continue Reading...

Perlin & Lynch on Risk, Security, Danger, the Constitution, and the Clinician’s Dilemma

Perlin & Lynch on Risk, Security, Danger, the Constitution, and the Clinician’s DilemmaMichael L. Perlin and Alison J. Lynch (New York Law School and Disability Rights New York) have posted ‘Toiling in the Danger and in the Morals of Despair’: Risk, Security, Danger, the Constitution, and the Clinician’s Dilemma (Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Continue Reading...

KENNEDY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

The Wall Street Journal reported today that in surprising testimony yesterday before a House sub-committee, Justices Kennedy and Breyer spoke out against the state of affairs in the American criminal justice system. Claiming that is was too harsh and that it locks up too many people, for too long. Referring to our justice policy as being one of “total incarceration”, Continue Reading...

Handling Your Divorce Like an Air-Traffic Controller

Handling Your Divorce Like an Air-Traffic Controller The stresses placed on divorcing couples, who are making decisions about custody, spousal support, equitable distribution and parenting plans are not unlike those of air-traffic controllers, who are trying to safely land multiple jumbo jets coming in on multiple runways. Perhaps these aren’t life or death decisions, but that depends entirely on your Continue Reading...
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