An informative article about the details of the new Title 9 regulations the government just promulgated: https://reason.com/2020/05/07/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-title-ix-regulations/
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed Evangelisto Ramos’s 2016 murder conviction, which had been handed down by a split jury (see Ramos v. Louisiana). The court overturned its own 50-year-old precedent and ruled that the requirement that a jury’s vote for conviction of a “serious offense” be unanimous (set by the Sixth… Read More
For the second time in less than a year, the Oregon State Hospital has fallen out of compliance with a long-standing federal court order that requires it admit inmates from jails within seven days of them being found so mentally ill they can’t aid in their own criminal defense. The Oregon Health Authority — which… Read More
One of the exceptions to the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment is the inventory search An inventory search is a warrantless search of a lawfully impounded vehicle conducted by the police. The purpose of an inventory search is not to look for evidence of a crime. It’s for the police to determine the contents… Read More
DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic.