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Nino & Sonia: The Dark Horse Heroes Of Criminal Justice On The Roberts Court, Shahrzad Daneshvar, Brooke Clason Smith Jan 2017

Nino & Sonia: The Dark Horse Heroes Of Criminal Justice On The Roberts Court, Shahrzad Daneshvar, Brooke Clason Smith

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Article traces the voting records of the Supreme Court justices in criminal cases during the Roberts court to determine whether a justice’s perceived liberal or conservative ideology can help predict whether a justice’s vote would be sympathetic toward a criminal defendant. Daneshvar and Smith particularly analyzed whether the justices voted consistently with their perceived ideology, where liberal justices are believed to be more sympathetic toward criminal defendants and conservative justices more unsympathetic. By analyzing the voting patterns of the court from 2009 through the 2014 term, Daneshvar and Smith find that in criminal cases Justice Sonia Sotomayor ...


Lawyers Serving As Judges, Prosecutors, And Defense Lawyers At The Same Time: Legal Ethics And Municipal Courts, Peter A. Joy Jan 2016

Lawyers Serving As Judges, Prosecutors, And Defense Lawyers At The Same Time: Legal Ethics And Municipal Courts, Peter A. Joy

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Article analyzes the intersection between judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in St. Louis County and the State of Missouri. Joy explores ethical issues that arise when attorneys practice concurrently in these areas and outlines potential solutions for violations. Joy argues that municipal judges should be prohibited from serving as prosecutors and defense attorneys and for restrictions preventing lawyers from serving as both a prosecutor and defense attorney in the same county.


Recalibrating The Scales Of Municipal Court Justice In Missouri: A Dissenter’S View, Kimberly Jade Norwood Jan 2016

Recalibrating The Scales Of Municipal Court Justice In Missouri: A Dissenter’S View, Kimberly Jade Norwood

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Article examines the inefficiencies of Missouri municipal courts that came into sharp focus following the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Norwood details and expands on her lone dissent in the Final Report of the Municipal Division Work Group—a group created by the Missouri Supreme Court to address the alleged abuses of black and poor residents in Missouri. Norwood argues for consolidating failing municipal courts to create larger, more functional, and just courts.