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Foreword, José Luis Jesus 2010 American University Washington College of Law

Foreword, José Luis Jesus

American University Law Review

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Resurrecting Autonomy: The Criminal Defendant's Right To Control The Case, Erica J. Hashimoto 2010 University of Georgia

Resurrecting Autonomy: The Criminal Defendant's Right To Control The Case, Erica J. Hashimoto

Scholarly Works

In Faretta v. California, the Supreme Court exalted the value of autonomy – the criminal defendant’s interest in presenting and controlling the defense. Over the course of the past thirty-five years, however, the Court’s enthusiasm has dissipated, and commentators have criticized courts that have given defendants any measure of control over their cases. As a result, lower courts increasingly have shifted control from defendants to their lawyers. In light of that retrenchment, this Article reevaluates the autonomy interest on its merits. This reexamination confirms that Faretta got it right, and the Supreme Court should revitalize the constitutional interest of ...


The Adventure Continues, Steven Chanenson 2010 1567

The Adventure Continues, Steven Chanenson

Steven L. Chanenson

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An Inconvenient Truth: Legal Implications Of Errors In Breath Alcohol Analysis Arising From Statistical Uncertainty, Ian R. Coyle, David Field, Graham A. Starmer 2010 Bond University

An Inconvenient Truth: Legal Implications Of Errors In Breath Alcohol Analysis Arising From Statistical Uncertainty, Ian R. Coyle, David Field, Graham A. Starmer

David Field

The general practice in courts throughout Australia is to accept without question the accuracy of what are popularly referred to as 'breathalysers', or breath analysis instruments as they are legally described. The possibility that they might be providing false readings is only considered if that possibility is raised as a matter of evidence by a motorist who has been breathalysed, and who now faces the prospect of legal sanctions as a result of what it is alleged was revealed by the breath analysis instrument. In this article, it is argued that the methodological and statistical bases for such an assumption ...


Allshouse V. Pennsylvania, Brief Of The National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Public Defender Association Of Pennsylvania, And The Defender Association Of Philadelphia, As Amici Curiae On Behalf Of Petitioner, Jules Epstein 2010 Widener Law School, Delaware

Allshouse V. Pennsylvania, Brief Of The National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Public Defender Association Of Pennsylvania, And The Defender Association Of Philadelphia, As Amici Curiae On Behalf Of Petitioner, Jules Epstein

Jules Epstein

No abstract provided.


The Case Of "Death For A Dollar Ninety-Five": Miscarriages Of Justice And Constructions Of American Identity, Mary L. Dudziak 2010 University of Southern California Law School

The Case Of "Death For A Dollar Ninety-Five": Miscarriages Of Justice And Constructions Of American Identity, Mary L. Dudziak

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This is a story about a case long forgotten. It was a case that needed to be forgotten, to safeguard the meaning of American justice. The case of “Death for a Dollar Ninety-Five” began one July night in Marion, Alabama, in 1957, and soon captured the attention of the world. It involved an African American man, a white woman, and the robbery of a small amount of change late in the evening. The conviction was swift and the penalty was death. International criticism soon rained down on the Alabama Governor and the American Secretary of State, leading to clemency and ...


Doubts About Death, Lauren Sudeall Lucas 2010 Georgia State University College of Law

Doubts About Death, Lauren Sudeall Lucas

Faculty Publications By Year

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Treason As A State Crime, Thomas Wilson Dorr, Ex Parte Dorr, Dean A. Cantalupo 2010 Brooklyn Law School

Treason As A State Crime, Thomas Wilson Dorr, Ex Parte Dorr, Dean A. Cantalupo

Dean A Cantalupo Esq.

2010 version: For Thomas Wilson Dorr, Treason was a State crime. It is understood by most people that Treason within the United States Constitution is a crime against the national authority, the United States, the Union. Notwithstanding that common understanding, Treason within the United States Constitution is also a State crime, and this is made clear by the plain language of the United States Constitution, as well as many cases of Treason against a State that may be found in the American case reporters. The fundamental textual authority within the Constitution that empowers the United States federal government with legitimate ...


Final Report: Submitted To The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor, State Of Delaware: Independent Review Of The Earl Brian Bradley Case, Linda Ammons 2010 Widener Law

Final Report: Submitted To The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor, State Of Delaware: Independent Review Of The Earl Brian Bradley Case, Linda Ammons

Linda L. Ammons

This is the Final Report to the Governor's Office, the Senate Public Safety Committee, the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and Members of the General Assembly detailing the findings of the independent review by Linda L. Ammons, Esq., Associate Provost and Dean of The Widener University School of Law pursuant to Executive Order No. 16, attached hereto as Exhibit B. The genesis of Executive Order No. 16 was the December 16, 2009 arrest of Delaware pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley, who was charged and recently indicted on hundreds of charges alleging that Dr. Bradley had sexually assaulted ...


Summary Of State Of Nevada, Dmv V. Taylor-Caldwell, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 14 , David Krawczyk 2010 Nevada Law Journal

Summary Of State Of Nevada, Dmv V. Taylor-Caldwell, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 14 , David Krawczyk

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Consideration of whether Nev. Rev. Stat. §484.384 mandates driver’s license revocation when two consecutive breath samples are obtained from a DUI suspect and only one breath sample tests over the legal limit for alcohol.


Virtual Crime Scene Reconstruction Laboratory, Demos Athanasopoulos 2010 Pace University

Virtual Crime Scene Reconstruction Laboratory, Demos Athanasopoulos

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

No abstract provided.


Treating The Wounds Of Crime (Interview With Hank Shea), Amelia J. Uelmen 2010 SelectedWorks

Treating The Wounds Of Crime (Interview With Hank Shea), Amelia J. Uelmen

Amelia J Uelmen

No abstract provided.


Putting Forfeiture To Work, SARAH M. BUEL 2010 University of Texas

Putting Forfeiture To Work, Sarah M. Buel

SARAH M BUEL

Intimate partner violence (“IPV”) victims are increasingly turning to the courts for help, too often with poor results. Successful witness tampering by offenders sabotages the court system by silencing victims through an array of unlawful conduct, including coercion and violence. The doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing should afford a viable solution, but several obstacles constrain its efficacy. Much confusion exists regarding witness tampering and forfeiture law as a result of the recent trilogy of the Crawford, Davis, and Giles Supreme Court decisions. Their cumulative effect is decreased doctrinal uniformity within a perplexing scheme that is difficult to implement. The resulting ...


Relationship And Injury Trends In The Homicide Of Women Across The Lifespan: A Research Note, Carol E. Jordan, Adam J. Pritchard, Danielle Duckett, Pamela Wilcox, Tracey Corey, Mandy Combest 2010 University of Kentucky

Relationship And Injury Trends In The Homicide Of Women Across The Lifespan: A Research Note, Carol E. Jordan, Adam J. Pritchard, Danielle Duckett, Pamela Wilcox, Tracey Corey, Mandy Combest

Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women Publications

In 2006, more than 3,600 women in the United States lost their lives to homicide. Descriptive data regarding homicides of women are beginning to reveal important complexities regarding victim–offender relationships, severity of injury, and age of female homicide victim. More specifically, there is some indication that the correlation between victim–offender relationship and injury severity may be conditional, depending on victim age. This retrospective review accessed medical examiner records of female homicide victims from 2002 through 2004, and its findings offer additional illumination on the trends in associations of injury and relationship variables in the homicide of women ...


The Future Of Criminal Justice In America, Andrew Karanikolis 2010 University of Rhode Island

The Future Of Criminal Justice In America, Andrew Karanikolis

Senior Honors Projects

Throughout history, a civilization’s attitudes toward the law, crime, and punishment have served as indicators of its morality and commitment to progress. What then, I wonder, will history say about the American Civilization? Might they ask why the wealthiest nation in the world also has the highest incarceration rates?

This is but one of the critical questions I was left with after my internship at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. America currently houses over 2.5 million inmates in state and federal prisons across the country. Despite the noticeable decline in crime (particularly violent crime) over the ...


The Tennessee Death Penalty: Prosecutors, Juries And The Impact Of Race, Kristin Amber Wagers 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Tennessee Death Penalty: Prosecutors, Juries And The Impact Of Race, Kristin Amber Wagers

Doctoral Dissertations

The impact of race within the American criminal justice system has seen long-term debate and has been studied by numerous social scientists. This dissertation examines the criminal justice system by analyzing data created by the Tennessee courts to determine whether race impacts the administration of Tennessee’s death penalty. This dissertation examines whether race impacts the overall administration of Tennessee’s death penalty, a Tennessee prosecutor’s decision to seek death, and a Tennessee jury’s decision to impose death. The impact of race at each stage is analyzed by logistic regression to isolate the defendant’s race, the victim ...


Is It Admissible?: Tips For Criminal Defense Attorneys On Assessing The Admissibility Of A Criminal Defendant's Statements, Part Two, John H. Blume, Emily C. Paavola 2010 Cornell Law School

Is It Admissible?: Tips For Criminal Defense Attorneys On Assessing The Admissibility Of A Criminal Defendant's Statements, Part Two, John H. Blume, Emily C. Paavola

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Part One of this article addressed the Fifth Amendment issues to be considered when analyzing the admissibility of a criminal defendant's out-of-court statements. Part Two discusses the Sixth Amendment, the 14th Amendment's Due Process Clause and impeachment issues.


The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: A Misplaced Trust In Mechanical Justice, Evangeline A. Zimmerman 2010 University of Michigan Law School

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: A Misplaced Trust In Mechanical Justice, Evangeline A. Zimmerman

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

In 1984 the Sentencing Reform Act was passed, ending fully discretionary sentencing by judges and allowing for the creation of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines ("FSG" or "Guidelines"). This Note proposes that the Guidelines failed not only because they ran afoul of the Sixth Amendment, as determined by the Supreme Court in 2005, but also because they lacked a clear underlying purpose, had a misplaced trust in uniformity, and were born of political compromise. Moreover, the effect of the FSG was to blindly shunt discretionary decisions from judges, who are supposed to be neutral parties, to prosecutors, who are necessarily partisan ...


The Impact Of Civilian Aggravating Factors On The Military Death Penalty (1984-2005): Another Chapter In The Resistance Of The Armed Forces To The Civilianization Of Military Justice, Catherine M. Grosso, David C. Baldus, George Woodworth 2010 Michigan State University College of Law

The Impact Of Civilian Aggravating Factors On The Military Death Penalty (1984-2005): Another Chapter In The Resistance Of The Armed Forces To The Civilianization Of Military Justice, Catherine M. Grosso, David C. Baldus, George Woodworth

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

In 1984, the U.S. Armed Forces amended its capital punishment system for death eligible murder to bring it into compliance with Furman v. Georgia. Those amendments were modeled after death penalty legislation prevailing in over thirty states. After a brief period between 1986 and 1990, the charging decisions of commanders and the conviction and sentencing decisions of court martial members (jurors) transformed the military death penalty system into a dual system that treats two classes of death eligible murder quite differently. Since 1990, a member of the armed forces accused of a killing a commissioned officer or murder with ...


Wiggins And Chamalis On Tort Law, Catharine Wells 2010 Boston College Law School

Wiggins And Chamalis On Tort Law, Catharine Wells

Catharine P. Wells

No abstract provided.


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