U.S. Supreme Court Rejects the Provocation Rule in Excessive Force Lawsuits
May 30, 2017. The case involved officers who entered a home without a warrant, perceived a threat, and opened fire.
Attorney General Reignites War on Drugs, Orders Prosecutors to Seek Stiffer Penalties
May 10, 2017. U.S. AG Jeff Sessions ordered prosecutors to go for the most serious charges available.
Supreme Court: Wrongful Detention Even After Court Appearance Violates the Fourth Amendment
March 21, 2017. The beginning of court proceedings doesn't eliminate the Fourth Amendment from the picture.
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
Department of Justice Policy Requires Warrants for Most “Stingray” Searches
September 03, 2015. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a policy for the use of cell-site simulators (commonly called “stingrays”).
Connecticut's Death Penalty Fades Away
August 13, 2015. At the point that Connecticut abolished the death penalty in 2012, 11 people in that state were on death row.
Correction to The Criminal Law Handbook (14th ed.) on Resisting Arrest
July 30, 2015. The 14th Edition of The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System states the following on page 88: