Probation forbidding defendant from seeking medical marijuana card was improperly added after sentencing. Reversed and remanded. State v. Jackson 299 Or App 518 (2019)
A group of advocates in Rhode Island are suing the state prison over a century-old law that declares inmates serving life sentences legally dead.
The Hawaii Supreme Court has held that providing falsified polygraph results to a suspect poses an unacceptable risk of influencing a suspect to confess regardless of guilt AND IS DEEMED PER SE COERCIVE. Read More
From now on, all investigative activities, including investigative
inquiries, conducted by law enforcement during a traffic stop, must be reasonably related to the purpose of that stop or have an independent constitutional justification. Read More
BOTH the 200-percent rule AND the shift-to-I rule apply when a sentencing court imposes consecutive sentences on offenses that arise out of the “same criminal episode.” Read More