Tag Archives: criminal procedure

Tunnel Vision: Causes, Effects, and Mitigation Strategies

The recent spate of exonerations has alerted the public about the problem of intentional prosecutorial misconduct. However, an even more disturbing insight gained from the study of exonerations is that many of these wrongful convictions resulted from something shy of … Continue reading

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Ameliorating Lethal Injection by Using Bispectral Index Monitoring of Inmates to Help Ensure a More Humane Death

As compared to hanging, firing squad, electrocution, or lethal gas, death by lethal injection appears more humane and painless because it mimics medical anesthesia. Drugs are even manufactured to ensure that terminally ill patients can end their lives painlessly and … Continue reading

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Forfeiture-by-Wrongdoing and Faretta: Reaffirming Counsel’s Vital Role When Defendants Manipulate Competing Sixth Amendment Representation Rights

Just a few weeks before his trial on charges of mail fraud and conspiracy, criminal defendant John Paul Hansen filed a motion with the federal district court presiding over his case requesting “some form of hybrid counsel.” Hansen requested to … Continue reading

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Stop Blaming the Prosecutors: The Real Causes of Wrongful Convictions and Rightful Exonerations

Wrongfully convicted and rightfully exonerated criminal defendants spent an average of ten years in prison before exoneration, and the ramifications to the defendants, the criminal justice system, and society are immeasurable. Prosecutorial misconduct, however, is not the primary cause of … Continue reading

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DUMPING THE PROBABLE CAUSE REQUIREMENT: WHY THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD DECIDE PROBABLE CAUSE IS NOT NECESSARY FOR CELL TOWER DUMPS

With technology changing and improving as quickly as ever, it stands to reason that the law is often behind the times, and regularly needs to catch up. This is precisely where the law currently stands regarding cell phones. It seems … Continue reading

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