Washington Becomes 20th State to Eliminate Death Penalty
October 11, 2018. The state's highest court found that capital punishment "fails to serve any legitimate penological goal."
California Is First State to Eliminate Cash Bail
August 31, 2018. A new law ends the system of having to pay money to get out of jail.
Police Must Normally Get Warrants for CSLI, Says Supreme Court
June 22, 2018. The Court set a cellphone privacy rule for all the country.
Supreme Court: Driver Not Being on Rental Car Agreement Isn’t Enough to Justify Vehicle Search
May 14, 2018. The U.S. Supreme Court considered a case where the police searched a car that one person had rented but that another was driving.
Supreme Court: Lawyer Can't Admit Client's Guilt Against Client's Wishes
May 14, 2018. Claiming innocence, even if a bad idea, is a choice that a criminal defendant gets to make.