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Underenforcement As Unequal Protection, Deborah Tuerkheimer 2016 Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Underenforcement As Unequal Protection, Deborah Tuerkheimer

Boston College Law Review

Rape law is largely underenforced. Yet criticism of policing practices has myopically focused on enforcement excesses, thus overlooking the problem of the state withholding protective resources. This neglect is particularly troubling where sexual violence is at issue. Empirical evidence demonstrates the operation of pervasive biases in police officers’ decisions not to pursue an investigation. Over time, law enforcement officers have discriminated against rape victims with immunity. Recently, however, this has changed. This Article is the first to describe a new effort by the United States Department of Justice to hold law enforcement officers accountable for failing to protect victims of ...


A Second Bite At The Apple: Federal Courts’ Authority To Compel Technical Assistance To Government Agents In Accessing Encrypted Smartphone Data Under The All Writs Act, John L. Potapchuk 2016 Boston College Law School

A Second Bite At The Apple: Federal Courts’ Authority To Compel Technical Assistance To Government Agents In Accessing Encrypted Smartphone Data Under The All Writs Act, John L. Potapchuk

Boston College Law Review

On February 29, 2016, in In re Order Requiring Apple, Inc. Assist in Execution of Search Warrant (“In re Apple, Inc.”) the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that the All Writs Act did not provide the legal authority to require Apple Inc. to bypass the encrypted lock-screen passcode of an iPhone for the federal government in order to execute a search warrant. Accordingly, the decision, which was the first of its kind, stripped the government of an investigative tool upon which it had routinely relied since as early as 2008. In In re ...


Private Interest, Public Sphere: Eliminating The Use Of Commercial Bail Bondsmen In The Criminal Justice System, Thanithia Billings 2016 Boston College Law School

Private Interest, Public Sphere: Eliminating The Use Of Commercial Bail Bondsmen In The Criminal Justice System, Thanithia Billings

Boston College Law Review

The decision to grant bail is the first contact that a judge has with a defendant. If a defendant is unable to pay the set bail amount, this inability affects nearly every aspect of the defendant’s case from beginning to end. Despite attempts to ensure insolvency does not solely determine pretrial detention, the current bail system, in many cases, ensures just that. Special interest groups, specifically the bail bond industry, oppose any reform efforts that aim to decrease the use of money in the administration of bail. Defendants unable to afford a bail bondsman can spend weeks, months, and ...


Police Body Worn Cameras And Privacy: Retaining Benefits While Reducing Public Concerns, Richard Lin 2016 Duke Law

Police Body Worn Cameras And Privacy: Retaining Benefits While Reducing Public Concerns, Richard Lin

Duke Law & Technology Review

Recent high-profile incidents of police misconduct have led to calls for increased police accountability. One proposed reform is to equip police officers with body worn cameras, which provide more reliable evidence than eyewitness accounts. However, such cameras may pose privacy concerns for individuals who are recorded, as the footage may fall under open records statutes that would require the footage to be released upon request. Furthermore, storage of video data is costly, and redaction of video for release is time-consuming. While exempting all body camera video from release would take care of privacy issues, it would also prevent the public ...


A Legal Obituary For Ramiro, Sheri Lynn Johnson 2016 Cornell Law School

A Legal Obituary For Ramiro, Sheri Lynn Johnson

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Most death penalty lawyers who practice long enough will watch the execution of a client. It is always, always terrible, but not always terrible in the same way. With each client’s execution, a lawyer is confronted with the death of a human being—not an accidental death, not an inevitable death, but an avoidable one—and with his or her own failure to prevent that death. Some executions also involve a very personal loss for the lawyer because of their relationship with the client. Other executions are horrific because things go awry and impose extreme suffering on the executed ...


Justice Scalia’S Originalism And Formalism: The Rule Of Criminal Law As A Law Of Rules, Stephanos Bibas 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Justice Scalia’S Originalism And Formalism: The Rule Of Criminal Law As A Law Of Rules, Stephanos Bibas

Faculty Scholarship

Far too many reporters and pundits collapse law into politics, assuming that the left–right divide between Democratic and Republican appointees neatly explains politically liberal versus politically conservative outcomes at the Supreme Court. The late Justice Antonin Scalia defied such caricatures. His consistent judicial philosophy made him the leading exponent of originalism, textualism, and formalism in American law, and over the course of his three decades on the Court, he changed the terms of judicial debate. Now, as a result, supporters and critics alike start with the plain meaning of the statutory or constitutional text rather than loose appeals to ...


Cell Phone Searches After Riley: Establishing Probable Cause And Applying Search Warrant Exceptions, Erica L. Danielsen 2016 Pace University School of Law

Cell Phone Searches After Riley: Establishing Probable Cause And Applying Search Warrant Exceptions, Erica L. Danielsen

Pace Law Review

Part I of this note discusses the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable search and seizures and its probable cause requirement. The Fourth Amendment’s text remains the same since its enactment. However, interpretation of the Fourth Amendment continues to evolve in order to stay current with society. Interpretation of the Fourth Amendment also varies based on state constitutional law since states can provide its citizens with greater protection than the United States Constitution. This is why the United States Supreme Court, federal district courts, and state courts have all undergone thorough Fourth Amendment analyses when applying the true meaning ...


Campus Safety Advisory: Share The Road, Larry Banaszak 2016 Otterbein University

Campus Safety Advisory: Share The Road, Larry Banaszak

Otterbein Police Department

The Otterbein University CAMPUS SAFETY BULLETIN is intended to provide safety and security information to students, faculty and staff in order to help the campus community be aware of security concerns and assist in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment.


A Bronx Tale: Disposable People, The Legacy Of Slavery, And The Social Death Of Kalief Browder, D. Marvin Jones 2016 University of Miami School of Law

A Bronx Tale: Disposable People, The Legacy Of Slavery, And The Social Death Of Kalief Browder, D. Marvin Jones

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

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The U.S. Supreme Court And The Nation’S Post-Ferguson Controversies, Christopher E. Smith 2016 University of Miami Law School

The U.S. Supreme Court And The Nation’S Post-Ferguson Controversies, Christopher E. Smith

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

No abstract provided.


You Can’T Handle The Truth: A Primer On False Confessions, Craig J. Trocino 2016 University of Miami Law School

You Can’T Handle The Truth: A Primer On False Confessions, Craig J. Trocino

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

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Abetting Mass Prison Escape: A Defense, David W. Frank 2016 University of Miami Law School

Abetting Mass Prison Escape: A Defense, David W. Frank

University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review

No abstract provided.


Shadow Vigilante Officials Manipulate And Distort To Force Justice From An Apparently Reluctant System, Paul H. Robinson, Sarah M. Robinson 2016 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Shadow Vigilante Officials Manipulate And Distort To Force Justice From An Apparently Reluctant System, Paul H. Robinson, Sarah M. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship

The real danger of the vigilante impulse is not of hordes of citizens, frustrated by the system’s doctrines of disillusionment, rising up to take the law into their own hands. Frustration can spark a vigilante impulse but such classic aggressive vigilantism is not the typical response. More common is the expression of disillusionment in less brazen ways, by a more surreptitious undermining and distortion of the operation of the criminal justice system.

Shadow vigilantes, as they might be called, can affect the operation of the system in a host of important ways. For example, when people act as classic ...


Expert Workshop Session: Regulatory Framework, Ashley Ferrelli, Eric Heath, Eulen Jang, Cory Takeuchi 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Expert Workshop Session: Regulatory Framework, Ashley Ferrelli, Eric Heath, Eulen Jang, Cory Takeuchi

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Children And International Criminal Justice, Fatou Bensouda 2016 International Criminal Court

Children And International Criminal Justice, Fatou Bensouda

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Convening Experts On Children And International Criminal Justice, Diane Marie Amann 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Convening Experts On Children And International Criminal Justice, Diane Marie Amann

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Possible Legal Responses To International Terrorism: Prevention, Punishment, And Cooperative Action, Jordan J. Paust 2016 Yale University

A Survey Of Possible Legal Responses To International Terrorism: Prevention, Punishment, And Cooperative Action, Jordan J. Paust

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Begging For Due Process: Defending The Rights Of Urban Outcasts In An Italian Town, Giacomo Pailli, Alessandro Simoni 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Begging For Due Process: Defending The Rights Of Urban Outcasts In An Italian Town, Giacomo Pailli, Alessandro Simoni

Seattle University Law Review

Adult begging in Italy has been decriminalized since a Constitutional Court decision in 1995 and an ensuing law, no. 205, in 1999. Nonetheless, beggars, particularly Roma ones, are still perceived by the public as a nuisance, like an issue that should be dealt with. Sensible to the pressure of its constituency, even Florence—a city with a tradition of openness and inclusion—has taken measures against begging and other similar street-level economic activities. Between 2007 and 2008, the first wave of city action in Florence was directed at windshield cleaners at traffic lights. Even though the policy was challenged, it ...


The Incongruous Intersection Of The Black Panther Party And The Ku Klux Klan, Angela A. Allen-Bell 2016 Seattle University School of Law

The Incongruous Intersection Of The Black Panther Party And The Ku Klux Klan, Angela A. Allen-Bell

Seattle University Law Review

When, in 2015, a Louisiana prison warden publically likened the Black Panther Party to the Ku Klux Klan, I was stunned. The differences between the two groups seemed so extreme and so obvious I could not imagine ineptness of this magnitude. Not long after this, a Georgia legislator unashamedly express that the Ku Klux Klan was not a racist, terrorist group, but merely a vigilante group trying to keep law and order. After initial dismay, each of these instances evoked thoughts of the far-reaching implications of officials making operational and policy decisions around such a flawed appreciation of history. These ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: America's Cycle Of Violence 7-8-16, Michael Yelnosky 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: America's Cycle Of Violence 7-8-16, Michael Yelnosky

Law School Blogs

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