2020 Criminal Law Legal News Archives

January 2019

Should Other States Adopt Utah’s New Legal Limit?

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

December 2018

Illinois Passes a Law Limiting Use of Jailhouse Snitches

Saturday, 15 December, 2018

May 2018

The Troubling Judicial Trend to Use Algorithms to Predict Future Dangerousness

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

April 2018

When is it Libel to Call Someone a Liar?

Sunday, 8 April, 2018

February 2018

Can a Lawyer Ignore a Client's Wishes to Save His Life?

Saturday, 3 February, 2018

June 2017

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Porn Troll Case

Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Wells Fargo Settles Class Action for Fraudulent Accounts

Saturday, 17 June, 2017

Woman on Trial for Texting Suicide Encouragement

Tuesday, 13 June, 2017

May 2017

DEA Investigation of Opioid Manufacturer Fails to Result in Criminal Punishment

Sunday, 21 May, 2017

April 2017

Driving While Stoned: Marijuana and Impaired Driving

Thursday, 20 April, 2017

November 2016

Nick Gordon Loses Bobbi Kristina Brown Lawsuit

Monday, 7 November, 2016

September 2016

DNA Expert Witness From Casey Anthony's Murder Trial Discredited

Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

Boston Police Union Loses Challenge to Mandatory Body Camera Policy

Tuesday, 13 September, 2016

August 2016

Is it a Crime to Borrow a Netflix Password?

Sunday, 28 August, 2016

Does Selling Bitcoins Violate Laws Against Money Laundering?

Saturday, 20 August, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Nixes Judge's Criminal Record Expungement Order

Monday, 15 August, 2016

Drivers Should Be Wary of Roadside Drug Tests

Sunday, 14 August, 2016

July 2016

Baltimore Prosecutor Abandons Case against Police Charged with Freddie Gray's Death

Wednesday, 27 July, 2016

Drivers Cannot Be Criminally Prosecuted for Refusing to Submit to a Warrantless Blood Test

Thursday, 21 July, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves Use of Risk Assessment Test in Sentencing

Friday, 15 July, 2016

June 2016

Supreme Court to Hear Two Challenges to Texas Death Penalty

Wednesday, 8 June, 2016

May 2016

Louisiana Passes Blue Lives Matter Law making Violence against Police a Hate Crime

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016

Cyber-Attack Leads to Cat Fight in Court

Thursday, 12 May, 2016

April 2016

Can Hacked Data Support a Fraud Claim Against an Online Dating Site?

Saturday, 30 April, 2016

Is It Legal to Drive Drunk in Your Own Driveway? Yes, If You Live in Michigan.

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016

February 2016

Revenge Porn: A Nasty Business

Thursday, 25 February, 2016

Protect Yourself from Insider Trading Accusations

Sunday, 21 February, 2016

January 2016

Justice Department Suspends Equitable Sharing of Forfeited Assets

Sunday, 31 January, 2016

Can Tribal Courts Punish Native Americans for Crimes Committed Outside the Reservation?

Saturday, 23 January, 2016

Coal Mining CEO Avoids Felony Conviction - Faces Misdemeanor Sentence

Wednesday, 13 January, 2016

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault in Pennsylvania

Friday, 1 January, 2016

December 2015

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will Face Court Martial for Desertion Charges

Thursday, 17 December, 2015

Is Sleeping While Intoxicated a Crime?

Friday, 4 December, 2015

November 2015

Police Misconduct That Goes Unreported and Undocumented Undermines Our Criminal Justice System

Saturday, 14 November, 2015

October 2015

Can You Invoke Your Right to Remain Silent to Avoid Disclosing Your Company Phone Passcode?

Tuesday, 27 October, 2015

Arkansas Is Latest State to Suspend Executions

Monday, 26 October, 2015

September 2015

Transgender Inmate Wins Sexual Abuse Lawsuit against Maryland Prison Officials

Wednesday, 30 September, 2015

August 2015

Texas Man Sentenced to Marriage in Assault Case

Tuesday, 11 August, 2015

July 2015

FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals for Breaking into Astro's Database

Monday, 13 July, 2015

June 2015

Consent Not a Valid Defense Under California's Statutory Rape Law

Tuesday, 30 June, 2015

Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Facebook Threats

Thursday, 11 June, 2015

South Carolina Police Officer Indicted for Murder for Walter Scott Shooting

Monday, 8 June, 2015

May 2015

US and Swiss Law Enforcement Arrest Top FIFA Officials on Bribery Charges

Thursday, 28 May, 2015

April 2015

Sex and Senility - When is It a Crime?

Friday, 24 April, 2015

Operator of Revenge Porn Site Sentenced to 18 Years

Monday, 13 April, 2015

Has Your Lawyer Been Hacked?

Friday, 10 April, 2015

Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty, Faces Death Penalty

Wednesday, 8 April, 2015

Amanda Knox Cleared of Murder by Italian Court, Will Seek Financial Compensation

Wednesday, 1 April, 2015

February 2015

Emojis on Trial in Silk Road Drug Site Case

Monday, 2 February, 2015

January 2015

Making Sense of California's First "Revenge Porn" Conviction

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015

Ferguson Grand Juror Files Lawsuit Against Missouri Gag Order

Tuesday, 6 January, 2015

December 2014

"Waiving" Goodbye To Your Rights: The Fourth Amendment in a Digital Era

Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Supreme Court Chief Justice Samples Eminem

Thursday, 11 December, 2014

The Aftermath of Ferguson: Is Free Speech Still Protected?

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014

November 2014

Not Automatic for All: What Prop 47 Does Not Do

Tuesday, 18 November, 2014

October 2014

California Adopts 'Yes Means Yes' Law: Having Sex Becomes Risky for College Students

Monday, 6 October, 2014

September 2014

9th Circuit Dismisses Child Pornography Evidence due to NCIS Investigation

Monday, 22 September, 2014

Ray Rice Video Raises Questions of Additional Legal Punishment

Thursday, 11 September, 2014

August 2014

ACLU Sues Oklahoma for Shielding Press During Execution

Monday, 25 August, 2014

June 2014

When Is An Online Threat Considered a Crime?

Tuesday, 24 June, 2014

Colorado Law Requires Professionals to Report Elder Abuse or Face Criminal Charges

Monday, 16 June, 2014

Old Scams - New Technology Used as Seniors Fall Victim to Fraud

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

May 2014

Supreme Court Dismisses Florida Test for Intellectual Disability Claims in Death Penalty Cases

Wednesday, 28 May, 2014

New York State Court Shoots Down Cyber Bullying Law

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

April 2014

Tougher Penalties Sought for Cyber-Bullies As UK Cracks Down On Trolling

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014

May 2013

Paralyzed Eyewitness Provides Unusual Testimony in Murder Conviction

Friday, 17 May, 2013

April 2013

Which States Have the Toughest Drunk Driving Penalties?

Monday, 15 April, 2013

March 2013

Italian Supreme Court Overturns Amanda Knox Acquittal

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013

Maj Nidal Hasan Faces Death Penalty in Military Trial for Fr. Hood Shooting

Friday, 22 March, 2013

Aurora Shooter's Catch-22

Friday, 8 March, 2013

February 2013

U.S. House Approves Renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Thursday, 28 February, 2013

California 3rd Strike Inmates Receive Sentence Review

Thursday, 14 February, 2013

January 2013

Church of Scientology Sued for Fraudulent Use of Donations

Monday, 28 January, 2013

'Heroes' Actress Tawny Cypress Sued By Ex-Husband for Assault

Tuesday, 8 January, 2013

November 2012

CEO of Estate Planning Firm Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Dying Patients

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012

Man Receives 2-Year Sentence for Perjury During Jury Selection

Friday, 16 November, 2012

Supreme Court Will Decide if Police Can Gather DNA Upon Arrest

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012

Mass. Voters Approve Measure to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012

October 2012

Federal Court Overturns Sentence of California's Longest Serving Death Row Inmate

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012

Paul Ceglia Arrested for Fraud in Facebook Stake Claim

Monday, 29 October, 2012

L.A. Pet Stores to Sell Rescued Animals Only

Saturday, 27 October, 2012

Supreme Court to Decide Dog Sniffing Cases on Halloween

Saturday, 20 October, 2012

US Supreme Court to Decide DUI Law on Mandatory Blood Tests

Thursday, 18 October, 2012

Chicago Cracks Down on Abusers of Disabled Parking Permits

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012

Death Penalty Cost Sways Debate

Monday, 8 October, 2012

New Criminal Indictments Issued for Former Five Madoff Employees

Tuesday, 2 October, 2012

September 2012

John Edwards Smith: Innocent Man Freed After 19 Years in Prison

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012

North Carolina Passes Law Criminalizing Cyberbullying of Teachers

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012

Trayvon Martin's DNA Not Found on George Zimmerman's Gun: What About Zimmerman's Self-Defense Claim?

Sunday, 23 September, 2012

Parents Face Criminal Charges and Civil Liability for Underage Drinking

Monday, 17 September, 2012

Morris Garner Charged with Murder in Buttocks Transplant Death

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

Zimmerman Gets a New Judge

Thursday, 6 September, 2012

Child Pornography Victims Seek Criminal Restitution from Convicted Viewers

Thursday, 6 September, 2012

Tracking Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

Thursday, 6 September, 2012

August 2012

Federal Judge Rules Online Poker a Game of Skill

Thursday, 30 August, 2012

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