Tag Archives: criminal law

Faith-based prosecutions with DNA

The first recorded murder prosecution was brought by God who, without so much as a Miranda warning, asked Cain where his brother was, knowing full well that Abel had been found dead under suspicious circumstances. Like many of our clients, … Continue reading

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Seeing and hearing the witnesses doesn’t make the jury more reliable

  If we had a nickel for every appellate decision affirming a dodgy verdict with the excuse that “we decline to substitute our judgment for that of the jury which saw and heard the witnesses,” we’d have – well, a … Continue reading

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The police interrogation film festival

It’s only taken a decade or two for NY’s Finest to catch up to the civilized world, but according to the Daily News, a couple of NYPD precincts have started videotaping interrogations. (NYPD Now Videotaping Suspects as Detectives Question Them, … Continue reading

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