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Where Black Lives Matter Less: Understanding The Impact Of Black Victims On Sentencing Outcomes In Texas Capital Murder Cases From 1973 To 2018, Jelani Jefferson Exum, David Niven Jan 2022

Where Black Lives Matter Less: Understanding The Impact Of Black Victims On Sentencing Outcomes In Texas Capital Murder Cases From 1973 To 2018, Jelani Jefferson Exum, David Niven

Saint Louis University Law Journal

The systemic disregard for Black lives in America was on full display when footage of a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd went viral. Mr. Floyd’s resultant death set off protests declaring that Black Lives Matter throughout the nation and across the world. While national attention rightfully turned to demanding police accountability for undue violence, the prevailing conversation also incorporated at least a declared concern for addressing institutionalized racism within the criminal justice system and other American institutions. The term of the day became “antiracism.” With regard to police killings, the lesson is that police officers disproportionately …


The Development Of Intellectual Disabilities In United States Capital Cases And The Modern Application Of Moore V. Texas To State Court Decisions, Dr. Alexander Updegrove Jun 2021

The Development Of Intellectual Disabilities In United States Capital Cases And The Modern Application Of Moore V. Texas To State Court Decisions, Dr. Alexander Updegrove

University of Massachusetts Law Review

Although in 1989 the Supreme Court of the United States initially held that the Eighth Amendment did not prohibit executing persons with intellectual disabilities in Penry v. Lynaugh, in 2002 it subsequently reversed this decision in Atkins v. Virginia, citing changing state legislation. Since the Atkins decision, state courts have interpreted the Court’s Atkins provisions in a variety of ways, some more faithfully than others. As a result, the Court provided additional clarification in its 2014 and 2015 Hall v. Florida and Brumfield v. Cain decisions, ruling that states must apply a Standard Error of Measurement of +5/-5 to all …


Analyzing Wrongful Convictions Beyond The Traditional Canonical List Of Errors, For Enduring Structural And Sociological Attributes, (Juveniles, Racism, Adversary System, Policing Policies), Leona D. Jochnowitz, Tonya Kendall Jan 2021

Analyzing Wrongful Convictions Beyond The Traditional Canonical List Of Errors, For Enduring Structural And Sociological Attributes, (Juveniles, Racism, Adversary System, Policing Policies), Leona D. Jochnowitz, Tonya Kendall

Touro Law Review

Researchers identify possible structural causes for wrongful convictions: racism, justice system culture, adversary system, plea bargaining, media, juvenile and mentally impaired accused, and wars on drugs and crime. They indicate that unless the root causes of conviction error are identified, the routine explanations of error (e.g., eyewitness identifications; false confessions) will continue to re-occur. Identifying structural problems may help to prevent future wrongful convictions. The research involves the coding of archival data from the Innocence Project for seventeen cases, including the one for the Central Park Five exonerees. The data were coded by Hartwick College and Northern Vermont University students …


The Legal Significance Of Custom In The Halakhic Jurisprudence Of Rabbi Yechiel Mikhel Epstein’S Arukh Hashulchan, Shlomo C. Pill, Michael J. Broyde Jan 2020

The Legal Significance Of Custom In The Halakhic Jurisprudence Of Rabbi Yechiel Mikhel Epstein’S Arukh Hashulchan, Shlomo C. Pill, Michael J. Broyde

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Sadomasochism: Descent Into Darkness, Annotated Accounts Of Cases, 1996-2014, Robert Peters Mar 2018

Sadomasochism: Descent Into Darkness, Annotated Accounts Of Cases, 1996-2014, Robert Peters

Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence

A collection of accounts of sadomasochistic sexual abuse from news reports and scholarly and professional sources about the dark underbelly of sadomasochism and the pornography that contributes to it. It focuses on crimes and other harmful sexual behavior related to the pursuit of sadistic sexual pleasure in North America and the U.K. It is intended to be a resource to educate people about how sadomasochism can lead to harmful and even deadly sadistic sexual behavior.


Criminal Law And Procedure, Aaron J. Campbell Nov 2017

Criminal Law And Procedure, Aaron J. Campbell

University of Richmond Law Review

This article aims to give a succinct review of notable criminal

law and procedure cases decided by the Supreme Court of Virginia

and the Court of Appeals of Virginia during the past year. Instead

of covering every ruling or rationale in these cases, the article

focuses on the "take-away" of the holdings with the most

precedential value. The article also summarizes noteworthy

changes to criminal law and procedure enacted by the 2017 Virginia

General Assembly.


Pepperdine University School Of Law: Legal Summaries, Jane Seo Sep 2017

Pepperdine University School Of Law: Legal Summaries, Jane Seo

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Today's Porn: Not A Constitutional Right; Not A Human Right, Patrick Trueman Jul 2017

Today's Porn: Not A Constitutional Right; Not A Human Right, Patrick Trueman

Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Pepperdine University School Of Law Legal Summaries, Jee (Jane) Seo Apr 2017

Pepperdine University School Of Law Legal Summaries, Jee (Jane) Seo

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Nova Law Review Full Issue Volume 42, Issue 1 Jan 2017

Nova Law Review Full Issue Volume 42, Issue 1

Nova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Making A Buck While Making A Difference, Alphonse A. Gerhardstein May 2016

Making A Buck While Making A Difference, Alphonse A. Gerhardstein

Michigan Journal of Race and Law

It is not right for children to die before their parents. It is not right for peaceful, unarmed citizens to die at the hands of the police. In my civil rights practice, I have met many mothers, fathers, and family members who are struggling to recover after a law enforcement officer caused the death of their loved one. Sure, they want fair compensation. But money does little to reduce their loss or make the grief more bearable. They often want to do something that will ensure that their loved one did not die in vain. They want to prevent other …


Pepperdine University School Of Law: Legal Summaries, Blair Castellanos Apr 2016

Pepperdine University School Of Law: Legal Summaries, Blair Castellanos

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Nela Touro Conference 1999 Selected Second Circuit Cases Of Interest, Lawrence Solotoff Mar 2016

Nela Touro Conference 1999 Selected Second Circuit Cases Of Interest, Lawrence Solotoff

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Recent Supreme Court Employment Law Developments, Olati Johnson, Douglas D. Scherer Mar 2016

Recent Supreme Court Employment Law Developments, Olati Johnson, Douglas D. Scherer

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Parental Alienation Syndrome: Fact Or Fiction? The Problem With Its Use In Child Custody Cases, Holly Smith Feb 2016

Parental Alienation Syndrome: Fact Or Fiction? The Problem With Its Use In Child Custody Cases, Holly Smith

University of Massachusetts Law Review

Parental alienation syndrome is an alleged disorder that was first coined by Dr. Richard Gardner in 1985. Dr. Gardner defined this alleged syndrome as one that arises primarily in the context of child-custody disputes and involves a child’s unjustified denigration against a parent. Although more than thirty years have passed since parental alienation syndrome was first introduced by Dr. Gardner, it is yet to be recognized or accepted in the medical community. Moreover, there are also legitimate questions concerning the alleged syndrome’s admissibility and reliability as evidence in family law proceedings, and the negative effects parental alienation syndrome poses on …


Pepperdine University School Of Law; Legal Summaries, Nicole Banister Nov 2015

Pepperdine University School Of Law; Legal Summaries, Nicole Banister

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Pepperdine University School Of Law Legal Summaries, Nicole Banister May 2015

Pepperdine University School Of Law Legal Summaries, Nicole Banister

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Court Of Appeals Of New York, In The Matter Of Nassau County Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum Dated June 24, 2003 "Doe Law Firm" V. Spitzer, Christin Harris Nov 2014

Court Of Appeals Of New York, In The Matter Of Nassau County Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum Dated June 24, 2003 "Doe Law Firm" V. Spitzer, Christin Harris

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Qualified Immunity For Civil Rights Violations: Refining The Standard , John D. Kirby Sep 2014

Qualified Immunity For Civil Rights Violations: Refining The Standard , John D. Kirby

Cornell Law Review

No abstract provided.


Pepperdine University School Of Law Legal Summaries, Hsuan Li Jun 2014

Pepperdine University School Of Law Legal Summaries, Hsuan Li

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Legal Summaries, Hsuan Li May 2014

Legal Summaries, Hsuan Li

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


The Discoverability Of E-Mails: The Smoking Gun Of The Modern Era, Michael J. Martin Mar 2014

The Discoverability Of E-Mails: The Smoking Gun Of The Modern Era, Michael J. Martin

University of Massachusetts Law Review

The discoverability of e-mails is an area of law that every modern day lawyer must be familiar with in order to avoid the risk of being sanctioned. Over the past years, courts have awarded sanctions to moving parties at a steadily increasing pace. These sanctions have included adverse jury instructions, default judgements, attorney's fees, large monetary fines, and in one instance, a jail sentence. Courts have sent the message that improper conduct will not be tolerated in this developing area of law by not hesitating to order sanctions. Thus, it is essential that modern day lawyers become acquainted with the …


Reading Between The Blurred Lines Of Fisher V. University Of Texas, Eboni S. Nelson Jan 2014

Reading Between The Blurred Lines Of Fisher V. University Of Texas, Eboni S. Nelson

Valparaiso University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Legal Summaries , Emily Edwards Nov 2013

Legal Summaries , Emily Edwards

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Recent Cases Of Interest, David J. Agatstein Apr 2013

Recent Cases Of Interest, David J. Agatstein

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Legal Summaries, Joseph J.M. Orabona Apr 2013

Legal Summaries, Joseph J.M. Orabona

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Legal Summaries, Tina Serebrakian, Ryan Yahne Apr 2013

Legal Summaries, Tina Serebrakian, Ryan Yahne

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Legal Summaries, Susan Christopher Apr 2013

Legal Summaries, Susan Christopher

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Legal Summaries, Jeremy Black Apr 2013

Legal Summaries, Jeremy Black

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Legal Summaries, Tina Serebrakian, Ryan Yahne Apr 2013

Legal Summaries, Tina Serebrakian, Ryan Yahne

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.