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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Decision
 
This recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a conviction because of ineffective assistance of counsel.  Trial counsel failed to move to suppress a statement made while the defendant was in custody, even though he had invoked his right to counsel (and been told he had no such right) and was falsely promised leniency if he gave a statement. The opinion reminds us that the crusade against false confessions requires, among other things, vigilance by defense counsel.
 
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Good Resource
 
This website is an excellent resource for attorneys.
 
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Vick
 
Michael Vick's crimes were heinous and his punishment deserved, but he has paid his debt to society. While the wrath of animal rights activists is understandable, I'm glad that the Philadelphia Eagles signed Vick. Rehabilitation is a legitimate aspect of the criminal justice system, and people deserve a second chance.
 
12:14 pm est

Monday, August 3, 2009

Law Students Take Note
 
On this website you'll find the "100 Best Blogs For Law School Students." We're pleased to be included on the list. 
 
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