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.
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