How courts chill effective advocacy

How courts chill effective advocacy

Via Law of Criminal Defense, a lawyer in Detroit is facing contempt proceedings for filing a motion requesting formal notice...

A bit more on Comstock

A bit more on Comstock

The NYTimes yesterday noted that Elana Kagan, Obama’s nomination for the USSCT, had argued in favor of the government in...

Graham and Comstock

Graham and Comstock

Two important criminal defense related opinions were released by the USSCT today – Graham v. Florida and United States v....

Police misconduct in Sumter and Lee Counties

Police misconduct in Sumter and Lee Counties

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office fired Sergeant Alexander Dukes and accepted the resignation of Investigator Dominick West last week, following...

Anonymous callers

Anonymous callers

Periodically I get phone calls from people who refuse to give me a name – they want legal advice, they...

The “war on drugs” has failed, enough already

The “war on drugs” has failed, enough already

The failure of the war on drugs is a recurring topic on many criminal defense and political blogs, to the...

Addition of sex offender conditions to probation

Addition of sex offender conditions to probation

In State v. Hicks, decided May 3, the S.C. Supreme Court denied Hicks’ appeal from the addition of sex offender...

Former Ninth Circuit asst. solicitor suspended for 6  months for pointing and presenting a firearm

Former Ninth Circuit asst. solicitor suspended for 6 months for pointing and presenting a firearm

On May 11 the S.C. Supreme Court ordered a six month suspension (retroactive) for a former Ninth Circuit (Charleston and...

Former North Charleston police officer busted with house full of explosives

Former North Charleston police officer busted with house full of explosives

Former North Charleston police officer Joe McFarlin was arrested this week in New Mexico on allegations that he possessed enough...

The warrior

The warrior

Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters,...