In January the Senate approved an “expungement” measure that would allow Alabama residents who have been charged, but never convicted, of a non-violent misdemeanor or felony to have their records hidden from public view.
In the last post, I addressed the issue of INTERPOL’s involvement in financial disputes arising from debts owed by individuals to financial institutions in the UAE.
The Monitor was recently contacted by the Asbury Park Press and asked to write a short article on the subject of whether New Jersey, like many other states, should have its Attorney General elected by the voters, or continue tobe appointed by the Governor.
Whether documents prepared in connection with an internal investigation are protected from disclosure by the attorney-client privilege or work-product doctrine is a topic of continuing interest and current debate.
Convicted sex offenders continue to face some of the most severe and lasting criminal penalties. A new bill before the Alabama Legislature would place additional restrictions on sex offenders who were convicted of crimes against minors.
Here is a follow up to yesterday’s post on the proposed law to allow open carry of firearms in Tennessee.
In State v. Sweat, the Washington Supreme Court held that a court may impose a sentence above the standard range for a domestic violence conviction where the defendant has engaged in a past pattern of abuse towards other individuals.
Recent articles and postings not only highlight the continuing focus on sexual assault cases on college campuses by the victims of those assaults, but also on the threat of litigation by those accused of the assaults.
The civil case against Deepal Wannakuwatte will not stop with a guilty plea in his criminal matter. The pursuit of truth will continue, and the classic questions featuring in any thorough investigation will endure.