There are many names to the defense mostly centered upon reasonable doubt. But in some cases judges are requested to give even more specific jury instructions. Lisa Steele has posted Investigating and Presenting an Investigative Omission Defense (Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 57, Forthcoming) … Continue reading →
Have we reached the point of no return. “End the Poisonous Process of Picking Supreme Court Justices; I’m a libertarian-conservative; We need to depoliticize the court and appoint members to a single 18-year-term”: Law professor Steven G. Calabresi has this essay online at The New … Continue reading →
What should we do with young adults who come in contact with the criminal justice system. should we treat them differently? Stephen Woodwark and Nessa Lynch (affiliation not provided to SSRN and Victoria University of Wellington – Faculty of Law) have posted ‘Decidedly but … Continue reading →
The American Judges Association (AJA), the largest Judicial organization in North America and the voice of the Judiciary, joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The AJA sends our prayers and condolences … Continue reading →
Too often appellate decisions decided on harmless error grounds are not serious read by lawyers (OK and trial judges as well). They appellate court spends most of the opinion focused on why the error is harmless and rarely state emphatically: … Continue reading →
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released a new paper and set of principles on remote court proceedings. The paper, The Impact of Video Proceedings on Fairness and Access to Justice in Court, collects and summarizes existing … Continue reading →
Susan A. Bandes and Neal Feigenson (DePaul University – College of Law and Quinnipiac University – School of Law) have posted Virtual Trials: Necessity, Invention, and the Evolution of the Courtroom (Buffalo Law Review Vol. 68, No. 5, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Faith … Continue reading →
According to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice the economic consequences of convictions and sentences on people of color are even worse than we thought. The report begins, “America’s 400-year history of racial injustice continues to produce profound economic inequalities … Continue reading →
The Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Policy Program just released this notable new report titled “Racial Disparities in the Massachusetts Criminal System.” Thanks tp Professor Doug Berman here is a brief account of the 100+-page report and its findings : People of color are drastically overrepresented … Continue reading →
Applied Cognitive Psychology has scheduled a study for publication in a future issue: “The psychology of confessions: A comparison of expert and lay opinions.”The authors are Fabiana Alceste, Timothy J. Luke, Allison D. Redlich, Johanna Hellgren, Aria D. Amrom, & Saul … Continue reading →
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