Delaware High Court: Decision Striking Down Death Penalty Is Retroactive
December 15, 2016. Delaware is on the list of states without capital punishment.
States Vote in Favor of the Death Penalty
November 08, 2016. California, Nebraska, and Oklahoma had capital punishment measures on their ballots.
Supreme Court: Firearm Prohibition Applies to Misdemeanor Convictions for “Reckless” Domestic Violence
June 27, 2016. SCOTUS clarified that, in order for the gun ban to apply, a misdemeanor conviction for domestic violence doesn't have to involve
SCOTUS Decides Police Need Warrants for DUI Blood Tests
June 23, 2016. The Court also determined that it can't be a crime to refuse a blood test after a DUI arrest.
Decision by Supreme Court Allows Stops and Searches Where the Officer Later Learns About an Arrest Warrant
June 20, 2016. Critics argue the "attenuation doctrine" decision will mean lots more detentions for people doing nothing wrong.
Can't Prosecute Then Judge, Says U.S. Supreme Court
June 09, 2016. A judge who has had significant, personal involvement in the case as a prosecutor has to be recused.
U.S. Supreme Court: No Sixth Amendment Right to Speedy Sentencing
May 19, 2016. The high court held that the Speedy Trial Clause doesn’t apply to delayed sentencing.
U.S. Supreme Court: The Second Amendment Applies to Stun Guns
March 21, 2016. The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applies to stun guns.
Supreme Court: Rule Nearly Banning Life Without Parole for Juveniles Applies Retroactively
January 25, 2016. A 2012 decision outlawing mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders applies to cases decided before then.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Capital Punishment System Allowing Judge Rather Than Jury to Impose Death
January 12, 2016. The Court held that, by allowing a judge to make findings that result in the death penalty, Florida's system violated the Sixth Amendment.