On Monday April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States v. Shaw, a closely watched case out of the Ninth Circuit addressing the bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344.
As more and more cannabis businesses open up shop in California, cities and counties in the state are faced with a local enforcement problem.
Yesterday, we began a comprehensive review of the data regarding reversal rates for the Appellate Courts at the Illinois Supreme Court with civil cases between 2000 and 2005. Today, we turn to reversal rates in criminal cases.
In an oral ruling today, reported by Reuters, Judge Gardephe denied as “border[ing] on the frivolous” Bill Cosby’s motion to compel New York Magazine to produce unpublished material relating to a story it published about 35 women who accused him of sexual assault.
Last week, a Nashville juror raised a question to the judge. The fallout from that question led to the court ordering a new trial.
Recent News and Comments Show U.S. and U.K. Authorities’ Efforts to Get the Information Behind the Panama Papers Scandal
The Panama Papers have captured the public’s and the legal community’s attention, with blockbuster disclosures of the offshore dealings of various prominent persons.
Everybody seems to agree the 900 or so exhibits from a 2014 jury trial should be turned over in one form or another to the three defendants who are appealing their sentences and convictions in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal prosecution.
Recently, Terence Lenamon received a request from a blogger interested in his take on capital punishment.
Public shaming has reached new levels in Utah. In February 2016, the state became the first to publish an online registry of white collar crime offenders.
“Evidence-based medical treatment guidelines” sounds like such a good idea. Who would want medical treatment that wasn’t based on evidence?