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Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Utah Supreme Court Reverses Termination of Prisoner’s Parental Rights by On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of Utah reversed the termination of a prisoner’s parental rights because the juvenile court had interpreted a state statute as prohibiting the appointment of counsel for the prisoner. C.B.S. is a Utah prisoner ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Allows Indigent Criminal Defendants to Sue Over Inadequate Public Defender's Office by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has taken the bold step of finding a new cause of action that would allow indigent criminal defendants to prospectively sue a county for failing to ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Nevada Federal Court Dismisses Suit over Attorney-Client Phone Call Monitoring by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Attorney Donald York Evans and his client John Witherow, a Nevada state prisoner, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the monitoring of privileged phone calls between them. After lengthy proceedings the suit was ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Breaking News: U.S. Attorney General Reinstates Federal Asset Forfeiture Sharing, with Conditions by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna As noted in this issue's cover story, due to past abuses, restrictions were placed on the federal equitable sharing program in which state and local law enforcement agencies could partner with federal ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Guilty Plea Does Not Foreclose Oregon DNA Testing Request; No Credibility Findings at Appointment of Counsel Stage by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's refusal to appoint counsel on a request for DNA testing, twice. The court instructed that a guilty plea ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Grand Juries: Gatekeepers to the Criminal Justice System by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On November 30, 2014, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced that Ferguson (MO) Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in connection with Wilson's fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August ...
Publication • June 29, 2017
Filed under: Attorneys General
Attorney General Rob McKenna - Opinion re Legality of Nisqually Jail Service Agreement, 2016 Legal Opinion of Former Attorney General Rob McKenna orrick Memo To Ed Budge From Rob McKenna Melanie D. Phillips Date October 3, 2016 Re Legality of Nisqually Jail Service Agreement I. QUESTION PRESENTED Is the Nisqually ...
National Police Accountability Project - CLE Seminar Brochure, DC, 2017 Name:_____________________________________ Firm: _____________________________________ Address:___________________________________ City:_______________ State:___ Zip:___________ Phone:_____________ E-mail_________________ Please bill my: [ ] Visa [ ] MC [ ] Discover Card #_____________________________________ Expiration Date: _____________________________ CVV Code: ______________________________ Signature: __________________________________ [ ] Check enclosed (Please make check payable to: ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
ICE Settles Suit Filed by Immigration Detainees, Pays $405,000 in Attorney Fees by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Immigration and Customs (ICE) officials in northern California agreed to settle a three-year-old federal class-action lawsuit that focused on ICE policies which unnecessarily restricted the ability of immigration detainees to communicate with ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Probation Revocation for Refusal to Participate in Polygraph Tests Upheld by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On May 16, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling which found a convicted sex offender did not violate the terms of his probation by refusing to participate in court-ordered treatment ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
DC Circuit Agrees that U.S. Attorney’s Discovery Handbook is Exempt from FOIA by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a setback for the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL), the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit declined to overturn a district court’s judgment that found the U.S. Attorney’s ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Attorneys, Death Penalty
Texas Lawyer Quits with 0-34 Record of Losses in Death Penalty Cases by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke If you were on trial for your life, you would want the best possible lawyer. That would exclude Houston, Texas attorney Jerry Guerinot, 71, who has a great deal of experience but ...
Publication • June 8, 2017
Filed under: Work, Attorney, Money/Property
Oregon Law Practice Management - Crowdfunding Your Law Practice, 2016 9/4/2016 Crowdfunding Your Law Practice | Oregon Law Practice Management Oregon Law Practice Management Practice Management Tip for Oregon Lawer Crowdfunding Your Law Practice Posted on 01/12/2015 Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture  raising monetar ...
Hood v. Global Tel Link, MS, Complaint, Bribery and Conspiracy, 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF RANKIN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI fE ~ l lE r FEB -8 2017 JIM HOOD, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF MI~SISSIPPI, ex rel. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, Plaintiff, rnn' t1J' v. CIVIL ACTION NO.: ---'/_r_-_;;z_--"-']_ ...
Kirkland v. DiLeo, NJ, Settlement, Judicial Misconduct, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE BETWEEN WENDELL KIRKLAND and ANTHONY KIRKLAND AND LOUIS M.J. DiLEO and THE CITY OF LINDEN This Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (hereinafter "Agreement"), dated , 2017, is made by and between Wendell Kirkland and Anthony Kirkland (alternatively ...
Hood v. Global Tel Link, MS, Settlement, Bribery and Conspiracy, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release ("Agreement") is entered. into by and between Jim Hood, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi ex rel. The State of Mississippi (''the State"), and Global Tel*Link Corporation ("GTL") through ...
Murphy v. Smith, USA, Amicus Brief, Prisoner Access to Counsel, 2017 No. 16-1067 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States _________ CHARLES MURPHY, Petitioner, v. ROBERT SMITH AND GREGORY FULK, Respondents. ________ On Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh ...
Publication • 2017
American Bar Association - Denial of the Right to Counsel in Misdemeanor Cases Court Watching in Nashville, Tennessee, 2017 DENIAL OF THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN MISDEMEANOR CASES: COURT WATCHING IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Prepared by Stephen F. Hanlon* Vice-Chair of ...
Brief • 2017
Filed under: Attorneys, Immigration
Aziz v. Trump, VA, TRO, Detainees at Airport, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division Case No. 1:17-cv-116 Tareq Aqel Mohammed Aziz and Ammar Aqel Mohammed Aziz, by their next friend, Aqel Muhammad Aziz, and John Does 1-60, Date: January 28, 2017 Petitioners, v. ...
Brief • May 25, 2017
Jeffryes v. Vance, NY, Petition and Complaint, Black Lives Matter Arrest, 2016 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------------------x In the matter of the Application of VERIFIED PETITION AND COMPLAINT ARMINTA JEFFRYES and CRISTINA WINSOR, Index No.: Petitioners, RJI No.: For a Judgment and ...
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