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It’s Time To Send Cheating Prosecutors To Jail


A homeless man was convicted of first-degree murder last week, and faces life in prison.It's Time To Send Cheating Prosecutors To JailJohn Thompson, a 22-year-old black man in New Orleans, was convicted in 1985?—?in two separate trials?—?of carjacking and murder and sentenced to 49 years on the carjacking charge and to death for the murder. He spent the next 18 years at the Louisiana State Penitentiary,... Continue Reading...

Attorneys For Roof Say Federal Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional


A homeless man was convicted of first-degree murder last week, and faces life in prison.Attorneys For Roof Say Federal Death Penalty Is UnconstitutionalAttorneys for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a South Carolina church a year ago argued that their client should not face the death penalty, asserting the punishment is unconstitutional.Federal prosecutors are seeking the death... Continue Reading...

What skills do new lawyers need now–and what can wait? Database lets you search for answers


Rehabilitative alimony may be used for professional training.What skills do new lawyers need now--and what can wait? Database lets you search for answersSo, young law grad entering private practice, are you confident, on time and diligent? Great! But if you lag in cultivating networks or handling conflicts, don’t worry, you have time.On a day many law students are facing the challenge of state bar exams, the Institute... Continue Reading...
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