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7 Women Who Accused Bill Cosby Of Sex Abuse Settle Defamation Suits
By Maryclaire Dale, AP
Court documents filed Friday show a settlement has been reached since the comedian went to prison last fall in a separate sex assault case.
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Brunei's Criminal Laws Now Include Stoning For Gay Sex And Amputation For Theft
Amnesty International condemned the penalties, which also apply to children, as "cruel and inhuman."
Woman Burned To Death Can Testify From The Grave
"She may be the only victim to testify in their own murder trial," a defense attorney said.
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New Sealed Charges Brought In Case Against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates
The charges are part of the criminal case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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Jeff Sessions Is An Ignorant Monster
Writer. Founding Editor of TheOvergrown.com
There’s no reason to sugarcoat any of this anymore.
3 Ways to Make Jury Duty as Painless as Possible
Award-winning entrepreneur, podcaster, coffee obsessor
In most cases, your arduous day spent sitting around in a courthouse will get your name off of the potential jurors list
Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Just Got A Big Boost In His Quest For Freedom
Top criminal defense organizations threw their weight behind Syed's push for a new trial.
Don't Just Plead Guilty
Crim Trial Atty-Broadcast Legal Analyst, Motivatonal Speaker, ...
Law abiding citizens often get in their own way. Because of the mystique of our court systems, many of those who get arrested for traffic tickets or even worse, DUI's, anticipate so much fear of the courts, that they are too ready to "rollover and play dead," in order to get it all over with.
Convicted Gov. Bob McDonnell May Just Convince The Supreme Court He's Innocent
The former Virginia governor's appeal could redefine the rules of government corruption.
The Ghomeshi Verdict: Re-imagining How Future Sexual Assault Cases Are Heard
Fierce Indigenous Feminist.
We propose a re-imagining of future sexual assault trials in order to respond to the realities of sexual assault survivors while also respecting the rights of an accused.
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Remembering Black and Indigenous Women in Retention of Women Criminal Law Practice
Fierce Indigenous Feminist.
We are often mistaken for the assistant in the courtroom, rather than the lawyer. And the most obvious, racialized lawyers in criminal law practice are often in solo practice. Maybe it is because we are not even hired as much.
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South Africa's Shapeshifting Position on International Justice?
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze
International criminal law expert & strategist
Going further back to 2002, South Africa's position has definitely changed. It would be interesting to hear the views of
Ways Social Media Impacts Law
Senior Scholar, Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and In...
Social media, broadly defined, is having a powerful impact in the U.S. legal environment. Additionally, as social media crosses national boundaries, global legal concerns, not addressed in this brief comment, must be considered in practice.
Even in New York City, Exposing One's Penis to a Police Officer May Be a Lewd Act
Former prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office,...
Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously wrote that he could not define pornography, "But I know it when I see it." A Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge recently decided that she could define a lewd act when he saw it, and he knew it from a defendant's exposed penis.
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Supreme Court Spares Bob McDonnell From Prison For A While Longer
The justices agreed to hear the gifty gov's appeal over whether his "official action" amounted to corruption.
This Will Be a Key Issue in the Bill Cosby Case
Criminal defense attorney in Portland, Oregon
One of the most critical questions will be whether the prosecutors can present evidence relating to the many other accusations made against Cosby by other women. The judge's ruling on this issue may end up being the turning point in the case.
Can the Government Put a Price Tag On Your Right to Choose Your Lawyer?
Assistant Director at the Institute for Justice
When, if ever, can the government effectively prevent a criminal defendant from using their legitimate assets to hire a lawyer? That's the fundamental question that the Supreme Court confronts in Luis v. United States--a question that implicates the integrity of the criminal justice system.
The Fate Of This Sex Offender May Lie In The Hands Of Justice Scalia
The justice's hard-line approach to interpreting criminal law may spare a man from a 10-year sentence.
A Divorce Lawyer Tips Her Hat to Criminal Lawyers
Lawyer, Manhattanite, Zionist, Pilates enthusiast, jokester.
I'm one of those lucky lawyers who found her calling at the age of 7.
hooked me. Today I focus on family/matrimonial law, but it wasn't Arnie Becker, the charming and unctuous matrimonial lawyer at McKenzie Brackman, who reeled me in.
Federal Laws: Too Numerous and Vague
Kevin Price is a nationally syndicated radio and TV host, colu...
The vast majority of Americans clearly seem unhappy with the working of Washington. The president and Congress have overwhelmed the American people with an incredible number of laws that are difficult for the voters and even policy makers to understand.
A Blueprint for Local Police Reform to Improve Legitimacy
Tara Lai Quinlan
While we certainly don't have all the answers, it's time to start talking about and funding constructive ways to reform policing to quell anger by improving legitimacy and community relations.
Shakespeare Had It Wrong: Don't 'Kill All the Lawyers!'
New York State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Government cannot police itself. Departments like the Internal Affairs Bureau of the NYPD and the Inspector General of New York can only do so much. It takes the lawyers for the injured and abused, to protect the less powerful and to effectuate true change for our communities.
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