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Role Call: Can A Backbench Legislator Practice As A Criminal Defence Lawyer? A Legal Ethics Analysis, Andrew Flavelle Martin, Brandon Trask 2025 Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law

Role Call: Can A Backbench Legislator Practice As A Criminal Defence Lawyer? A Legal Ethics Analysis, Andrew Flavelle Martin, Brandon Trask

Articles, Book Chapters, & Popular Press

Legislators come from a range of backgrounds. Many legislators happen to be lawyers. Parliamentary rules typically allow legislators who are not members of Cabinet to practice a profession part-time. However, the part-time practice of law poses special legal ethics challenges. In this article, we consider the legal ethics issues that arise when a backbench legislator of the governing party practices criminal defence law part-time. We argue that such a dual role engages three serious, unavoidable, and perhaps even unresolvable legal ethics issues. The first issue is the time constraints imposed by outside interests. The second issue is conflicts of interest, …


An Analysis Of United States V. Morta: Refining The Application Of The Other-Indicia Approach To Criminal-Alias Mail, Nicholas Manning 2024 Pepperdine University

An Analysis Of United States V. Morta: Refining The Application Of The Other-Indicia Approach To Criminal-Alias Mail, Nicholas Manning

Pepperdine Law Review

Americans who use their legal names to send and receive mail through traditional postal services have long maintained a reasonable expectation of privacy in that mail under the Fourth Amendment. Courts have also recognized that even those who use aliases with traditional postal services have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their mail. But circuit courts have split over whether Americans who use aliases in mail purely for criminal purposes—such as sending or receiving drugs—should have that same expectation of privacy. More specifically, courts disagree over the correct approach to analyze a defendant’s criminal-alias mail for purposes of Fourth Amendment …


Changemakers: Juris Doctorate: Peter Sabian L'17: Practice With A Purpose 7-15-24, Jane Lee, Roger Williams University School of Law 2024 The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School

Changemakers: Juris Doctorate: Peter Sabian L'17: Practice With A Purpose 7-15-24, Jane Lee, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Criminal Confrontation Of The Crime Committed Via An Automated Robot In Libyan And Emirati Law, . Mashaallah Alzwae 2024 Journal of Police and Legal Sciences

Criminal Confrontation Of The Crime Committed Via An Automated Robot In Libyan And Emirati Law, . Mashaallah Alzwae

Journal of Police and Legal Sciences

Today's world is witnessing an important development in telecommunications, information technology and computers that has resulted in what are known as automated robots as one of the most important applications of artificial intelligence and has increased reliance on them in various areas of life for the importance of the services they provide to humanity. However, such robots may be used to commit an offence and the study therefore aims to determine the effectiveness of legal texts in the face of the offence from which they may occur. The study required an analytical and comparative approach by analysing and comparing the …


When (And Where) Is A Crime A Crime? “Double Criminality” As A Principle Of Fundamental Justice, Robert J. Currie 2024 Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law

When (And Where) Is A Crime A Crime? “Double Criminality” As A Principle Of Fundamental Justice, Robert J. Currie

Articles, Book Chapters, & Popular Press

The idea that crime crosses borders is fast becoming ordinary, even old hat, particularly in an age of online crime such as ransomware attacks, cyber-extortion and the like. As we have become more geographically mobile, however, it is increasingly common for people to have engaged in criminal conduct in one state1 but then seek to exercise legal rights, or face legal entanglements, in others. Legal questions can then arise about what effect should be given by one state—in this article, Canada—to an individual’s conduct that was, or is alleged to have been, a crime in a foreign state. The inquiry …


The Role Of The International Society In Implementing Principle Of Rohingya Crisisthe Responsibility To Protect – With Special Reference To Myanmar –, HiBA Mdawar 2024 jinan university

The Role Of The International Society In Implementing Principle Of Rohingya Crisisthe Responsibility To Protect – With Special Reference To Myanmar –, Hiba Mdawar

Al Jinan الجنان

Regarding the importance of the human rights and the need to ensure a worldwide respect and fulfilment, the international community has always attempted to find adequate measures to guarantee this protection as part of the United Nations’ member States commitment to the UN Charter. The international community has developed a new mechanism to hopefully replace the principle of intervention, that is the “Responsibility to Protect”. This new mechanism is still yet under controversies and doubts, but nevertheless it is a tool to put an end to human rights violations namely when it comes to the right of life. To ignore …


Genocide Memorialization Through Law In Bosnia And Herzegovina: Reconciling The Irreconcilable?, Carna Pistan 2024 Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research

Genocide Memorialization Through Law In Bosnia And Herzegovina: Reconciling The Irreconcilable?, Carna Pistan

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

This article focuses on the law banning genocide denial and other war crimes and the glorification of convicted war criminals imposed in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the former High Representative Valentin Inzko in mid-2021 to facilitate the country’s reconciliation process. It first positions the genocide denial ban into the vast category of memory laws by examining its content and scope, as well as the reactions and consequences it has provoked up to now. The article maintains that an internationally imposed memory law cannot create reconciliation in a deeply divided society. It shows, on the contrary, that the imposed legislation has …


Google Searching For The Truth: Examining The Admissibility Of Internet Search History, Chisup Kim 2024 University of Washington School of Law

Google Searching For The Truth: Examining The Admissibility Of Internet Search History, Chisup Kim

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

The internet has become more ubiquitously available than ever before, with search engines serving as the portals to an unparalleled amount of information. As a byproduct of this phenomenon, a vast amount of internet search history has also begun to enter legal proceedings as evidence. The most intimate questions that defendants have asked their search engines have begun to be examined under the scope of the Federal Rules of Evidence or a state equivalent. This Comment examines the admissibility of internet search history and provides a general legal framework based on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Drawing upon six cases, …


The Dark Plea: One Of The Most Coercive Abuses Of Power Permitted In The Criminal Justice System, Michael P. Donnelly 2024 Supreme Court of Ohio

The Dark Plea: One Of The Most Coercive Abuses Of Power Permitted In The Criminal Justice System, Michael P. Donnelly

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Most prosecutions in our criminal justice system are resolved by defendants entering ostensibly knowing and intelligent guilty pleas—often following negotiations with the state—before trial. But during my time as a trial judge, I encountered a different type of guilty plea, procured by the state when an already convicted offender sought to clear his or her name through an application for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence. I believe the “Dark Pleas” secured in these circumstances are one of the greatest abuses of power permitted in the criminal justice process.

This article sets down in writing a speech I …


The Preservation Of Marine Fisheries Resources Within Asean Nations’ Eez, Ida Kurnia 2024 Faculty of Law, Universitas Tarumanagara

The Preservation Of Marine Fisheries Resources Within Asean Nations’ Eez, Ida Kurnia

Indonesia Law Review

The preservation of marine fisheries resources within ASEAN nations’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is an urgent and pressing challenge requiring collaborative efforts from all ASEAN nations. Challenges such as illegal fishing, climate change, and lack of coordination between ASEAN nations may cause damage to marine biota food chain, especially marine fisheries in Southeast Asia region. To solve this conundrum, collaboration between ASEAN nations pose as the key solution. The research method used in this study is normative juridical approach by analyzing primary legal materials such as International Agreements and other international laws & sources. Further analysis was also …


Expanding The Role Of Victim-Offender Mediation In The Criminal Justice System: Mediating Cases Of Involuntary Manslaughter, Doyeon Kim 2024 Pepperdine University

Expanding The Role Of Victim-Offender Mediation In The Criminal Justice System: Mediating Cases Of Involuntary Manslaughter, Doyeon Kim

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

Involuntary manslaughter is distinguishable from other types of murder by the perpetrator’s lack of intent to kill. This lack of intent suggests that restorative justice programs, specifically victim-offender mediation, may be a better alternative compared to the traditional adversarial criminal justice system because offenders can express their remorse and victims can receive closure through a facilitated dialogue. Limiting the scope of remedies in criminal proceedings to incarceration has led to serious financial and societal ramifications, as well as harmful psychological and emotional repercussions by failing to address the underlying lasting impacts of crime on victims, offenders, loved ones, and the …


Law School News: Professor Tara I. Allen Announced As Federal Public Defender 6-5-2024, Helga Melgar 2024 Roger Williams University School of Law

Law School News: Professor Tara I. Allen Announced As Federal Public Defender 6-5-2024, Helga Melgar

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Proprietors Beware: Recent Changes In Negligent Security Cases Involving Third-Party Criminal Acts And The State Of The Law Moving Forward After The Supreme Court Of Georgia’S Most Recent Decision In Georgia Cvs V. Carmichael, Blake Williamson 2024 Mercer University School of Law

Proprietors Beware: Recent Changes In Negligent Security Cases Involving Third-Party Criminal Acts And The State Of The Law Moving Forward After The Supreme Court Of Georgia’S Most Recent Decision In Georgia Cvs V. Carmichael, Blake Williamson

Mercer Law Review

The burgeoning surge in criminal activity within the United States has precipitated a corresponding increase in legal actions aimed at ascertaining the liability of business proprietors for crimes that transpire on their premises. Although the legal and factual questions surrounding the attribution of liability for the criminal acts of third parties often prove intricate, the crux of the matter remains consistent with that encountered in other premises liability actions—namely, did the proprietor possess superior knowledge of the danger that injured the plaintiff?


Can Too Much Clarity Cause Confusion? A Case Study Of Mccalop V. State, Sutton M. Eggena 2024 Mercer University School of Law

Can Too Much Clarity Cause Confusion? A Case Study Of Mccalop V. State, Sutton M. Eggena

Mercer Law Review

In criminal trials, few elements wield as much influence over the outcome as expert testimony. Expert testimony serves as the bridge between complex subject matter and the understanding of lay jurors, often occupying a pivotal position in the pursuit of justice. Indeed, expert testimony can be the lynchpin on which a jury’s verdict turns. Picture a courtroom filled with jurors, each presumed to lack a deep understanding of the intricate dynamics of domestic abuse and the profound effects of battered person syndrome on individuals trapped in violent relationships. In pursuit of justice, these jurors lean on a singular source—an expert …


The Myth Of Slavery Abolition, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum 2024 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

The Myth Of Slavery Abolition, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum

Faculty Articles

In many countries today, slavery and the slave trade continue with impunity. International human rights law prohibits both abuses, but states are rarely held accountable and people who are enslaved or slave traded rarely receive redress. This Article offers a novel account of why international human rights law advocacy neglects slavery and the slave trade. Specifically, this Article demonstrates that the abolition of the Transatlantic and East African slave trades was achieved through a legal framework that marginalized the human rights of enslaved persons while consolidating empire. In the wake of World War II, prohibitions on slavery and the slave …


Criminal Legal Reform In New Hampshire: One Law Professor's Activism, Albert E. Scherr 2024 University of New Hampshire

Criminal Legal Reform In New Hampshire: One Law Professor's Activism, Albert E. Scherr

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

Criminal legal reform is a perpetual work in progress. The system itself is, at best, maddeningly imperfect. It too often fails to produce anything close to justice. Structural problems afflict the system in a way that incarcerates too many people, particularly people of color. For example, over the last thirty years, the Innocence Project has demonstrated imperfections in the system caused by faulty eyewitness identification procedures by ineffective assistance of counsel, by prosecutorial misconduct, by shoddy forensic practices and by police behavior that produced false confessions.

That the United States has well over fifty-one independent criminal legal systems frustrates efforts …


Caught In The Middle: Providing Obstetric Care When Pregnant Women Have Complications, Ellen Clayton, Luke Gatta 2024 Vanderbilt University

Caught In The Middle: Providing Obstetric Care When Pregnant Women Have Complications, Ellen Clayton, Luke Gatta

Utah Law Review

Physicians in abortion-restrictive states who care for pregnant women who become ill are facing new challenges as they try to meet their patients’ needs while avoiding criminal prosecution on the one hand or civil litigation if there is a bad outcome, especially when care is affected by the threat of vague statutes, on the other. All these legal actions will occur in the public eye. Unfortunately, the proposed changes to HIPAA do not protect against criminal prosecution when the medical exception for the woman’s health is at issue.

Two changes are needed. The first is amending the state statutes to …


Just Me, Myself, And I: Georgia Trial Courts May Consider Pro Se Motions Filed By Represented Criminal Defendants, McKayla A. Doss 2024 Mercer University School of Law

Just Me, Myself, And I: Georgia Trial Courts May Consider Pro Se Motions Filed By Represented Criminal Defendants, Mckayla A. Doss

Mercer Law Review

For decades, Georgia’s trial courts have applied the absolute rule that pro se motions filed by represented (or presumably represented) criminal defendants were a legal nullity. In essence, hybrid representation was not permitted—legal representation precluded criminal defendants from acting as “co-counsel” or filing their own pro se motions.The application of this absolute rule substantially affected the time-sensitive period that follows a criminal conviction, as defendants in Georgia have a limited period of time to file a notice of appeal or a motion for new trial before the window of direct appeal closes. Failure to file these motions results in the …


The Criminalization Of Care: Health And The Home, Teneille R. Brown 2024 S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

The Criminalization Of Care: Health And The Home, Teneille R. Brown

Utah Law Review

In this issue of the Utah Law Review, our readers will hear from a variety of perspectives on how the criminalization of care is impacting our communities. Noa Ben-Asher and Margot Pollans describe how “regret” has been exploited by conservative groups in campaigns to paternalistically ban abortion and genderaffirming care. They lay out how the parallel legal strategies between bans on abortion and gender-affirming care are hardly coincidental. Rather, there is a coordination effort to pervert informed consent doctrine to promote “traditional family values,” and to police reductive heteronormative visions of identity.


Abortion Access: A Strain On The Most Vulnerable Women In Texas Post-Dobbs, Aleea Costilla 2024 St. Mary's University

Abortion Access: A Strain On The Most Vulnerable Women In Texas Post-Dobbs, Aleea Costilla

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

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