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Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Witnesses, Probation
Tenth Circuit Remands Two-year Sentence for Federal Probation Violation by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On October 25, 2016, the Tenth Circuit remanded a case involving a federal probation violation for resentencing due to the improper admission of hearsay testimony from a probation officer. Tremale Henry was on federal supervised ...
Article • February 17, 2017
Crying Rape by False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem. By Cathy Young, Slate In the emotionally charged conversation about rape, few topics are more fraught than that of false allegations. Consider some responses to the news that singer-songwriter Conor Oberst had been falsely accused of sexual assault. ...
Maine DA Sued for Malicious Prosecution by “Absolute immunity” typically allows prosecutors to escape liability in the event of malicious prosecutions. Even when prosecutorial misconduct is exposed, the punishment is usually far less severe than that experienced by the victim of the state’s wrongdoing – such as spending many years ...
Potential Class-action Suit over Domestic Violence “Victim Fees” in Georgia by The Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) and Columbus, Georgia attorney Mark C. Post filed a federal lawsuit on October 5, 2016 on behalf of Cleopatra Harrison and a potential class of other women who were charged controversial ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Federal Appellate Court Finds Contradiction in Lower Court’s Denial of Absolute Immunity to Prosecutor by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the lower court’s denial of immunity to one prosecutor and reversed and remanded for reconsideration the denial of immunity to another prosecutor. The U.S. ...
$1,000,000 Settlement in Vermont Child Abuse Case by A $1,000,000 settlement was awarded in a case against school officials for failing to report the abuse of a student.             The negligence suit was filed in 2009, years after the abuse had occurred. The suit was based on a rare law ...
Article • August 12, 2016
No Due Process Right to Oregon Parole Witnesses or Cross-Examination by Mark Wilson The Oregon Court of Appeals rejected a facial challenge to a rule denying prisoners the right to call or cross-examine witnesses at parole hearings. When the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision (Board) has established a ...
Texas Man Exonerated By DNA Test He Didn't Request by Matthew Clarke A Texas man, Michael Phillips, 57, recently became the first person to be cleared of a crime by DNA testing he did not request. Phillips was accused of raping a white teenage girl at a Dallas motel in ...
DNA Keeps Overturning Convictions, But Spike in Exonerations Owed to Other Factors by Joe Watson Nicole Harris, Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown have lived through their own nightmares of injustice. All three were wrongfully convicted of the heinous murders of children. Combined, they spent nearly 70 years in prison ...
Brief • July 25, 2016
Burritt v. Polk County, WI, Plf MoL Mot to Alter & Amend Judgment, Child False Accusation of Sexual Assualt, 2014 PAUL BURRITT, vs. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN Plaintiff, LISA DITLEFSEN, and POLK COUNTY, 12-cv-909-wmc Defendants. ORDER ON PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO SUPPLEMENT HIS FED. R. ...
Brief • July 25, 2016
Burritt v. Polk County, WI, Order on Plaint's Motion, Child False Accusation of Sex Assualt, 2014 PAUL BURRITT, vs. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN Plaintiff, LISA DITLEFSEN, and POLK COUNTY, 12-cv-909-wmc Defendants. PLAINTIFF’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR LEAVE TO SUPPLEMENT HIS FED. R. ...
Brief • July 25, 2016
Burritt v. Polk County, WI, Plf Mot for Leave to Supp Mot to Amend, Child False Accusation of Sexual Assualt, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN PAUL BURRITT, Plaintiff, vs. LISA DITLEFSEN, and POLK COUNTY, Defendants. 12-cv-909-wmc MOTION OF PLAINTIFF PAUL BURRITT FOR LEAVE TO ...
Brief • July 25, 2016
Burritt v. Polk County, WI, Plf Atty Declaration, Child False Accusation of Sex Assualt, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN PAUL BURRITT, Plaintiff, vs. LISA DITLEFSEN, and POLK COUNTY, Defendants. 12-cv-909-wmc MOTION OF PLAINTIFF PAUL BURRITT FOR LEAVE TO SUPPLEMENT MOTION TO ALTER AND AMEND ...
Adams v. CCA, CO, Exhibits Part 1 Plfs Interviews, Prisoner Riot, 2004 EXHIBIT C_ Part one PARTIAL LIST OIG/CCA INTERVIEWS OF PLAINTIFFS Name Bate Number Sean Andrews Kevin Drum Tommy Romero Carl Yens Jared Adams Oto Fanoali (Fanoali Oto) Roy Gibbens Jay Silva Gerard Glieforst Jeremy Willison Brian Skinner Robert ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Filed under: Witnesses
Martinez v. County of Los Angeles, CA, Def MoL, witness testimonies, 2014
Brief • June 6, 2016
Filed under: Evidence, Witnesses
Harrigan v. Marion County et al, OR, Jury Instructions, evidence witness, 2013 Case 6:11-cv-06174-SI Document 118 Filed 10/04/13 Page 1 of 28 Page ID#: 699 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON DANIEL HARRIGAN, by and through his guardians CAROLE HARRIGAN and RANDY HARRIGAN, Case No. ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Filed under: Evidence, Witnesses
Harrigan v. Marion County et al, OR, Plf Jury Instructions, evidence witness, 2013 Case 6:11-cv-06174-SI Document 54 Filed 08/19/13 Page 1 of 28 Page ID#: 178 J. Ashlee Albies OSB #051846 E-mail: ashlee@civilrightspdx.com Michael Rose, OSB # 753221 E-mail: mrose@civilrightspdx.com CREIGHTON & ROSE, P.C. 500 Yamhill Plaza Building 815 S.W. ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Filed under: Witnesses, False Arrest
Coley v. City of New York, NY, Order, false arrest witness testimony, 2016 Case 1:15-cv-05132-KAM-LB Document 17 Filed 03/02/16 Page 1 of 4 PageID #: 56 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -----------------------------------------------------------------------------X DERRICK COLEY and TURAY COLEY, Plaintiffs, ORDER 15 CV 5132 (KAM)(LB) -againstTHE CITY OF ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Filed under: Victims, Witnesses
Brown v. County of Cook et al, IL, MiS of Mot to Quash, adverse spousal testimony in domestic abuse investigation, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-00175 Document #: 43 Filed: 04/03/15 Page 1 of 10 PageID #:93 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Jeremy Brown, ...
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