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What Are the Risks of Jurors Using Social Media?

Post by Randall Ryder This past week, a juror was charged with contempt of court after she talked about a guilty verdict on Facebook before the verdict was read. Should jurors be forbidden from using social media? In the case this…

Arizona Sheriff Sued By Federal Government for Refusing Document Access

The Justice Department has filed suit against an Arizona sheriff for his failure to turn over documents as part of a civil rights investigation involving the sheriff’s actions. Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is known for being tough on crime, but…

Trouble Brewing? Paris Hilton Arrested Again on Drug Charge

What happens in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas. Paris Hilton was arrested on Friday evening and charged with possession of cocaine, her second drug-related charge this year. Police allegedly detected marijuana smoke and followed it to a Cadillac…

Attorney-Client Privilege? Attorney Recorded Talks with Jailed Defendant

A Defendant’s former defense attorney appeared in federal court last week to explain why he recorded over 60 conversations with the Defendant in jail. Attorney Terry Haddock was working with the government while he represented Shannon Williams. During the course…

No Criminal Charges For School That Spied on Students

Federal investigators have indicated they will not file any criminal charges against a Pennsylvania school district that admitted to spying on students through their laptops. The school had admitted to taking pictures of students outside of school through the use…

Does Posting Defendant Names Online Have a Deterrent Effect?

Post by Randall Ryder A California community recently announced they are considering publicizing the names of suspected drunk drivers on the police website, but will it have a deterrent effect?    According to a member of the Huntington Beach, California, police…

California Town Considers Posting Names of Drunk Drivers Online

The community of Huntington Beach, considered a suburb of Los Angeles, is considering posting the names of suspected drivers online. The names would be listed on the website of the police department. According to a member of the police department,…

Public Defender Office Stops Taking New Cases

A public defender’s office in Missouri has closed its doors to all new cases in an effort to reduce lawyer’s workloads. The Director of the office said that the defenders in the Springfield, Missouri office simply cannot handle any more…