Evidence

Criminal Justice

Federal judge says she thinks convicted drug dealer killed police officer, gives defendant 35 years

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs one late habeas filing, nixes another, says both inmates abandoned by same lawyer

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer helped launder drug profits, ex-client testifies

Evidence

Bite-mark expert’s flip-flop is cited in death-row inmate’s new appeal

Celebrities

Federal judge declares mistrial in Patti LaBelle case because there are no black jurors

Science & Technology Law

New DNA test can distinguish identical twins, prosecutors say; is it ‘ready for prime time’?

Trials & Litigation

Claimed Nazi volunteer during World War II, now 93, charged in deaths of 300K at Auschwitz

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Criminal Justice

Reward now $40K for suspect charged in lawyer’s slaying; police describe identifying quirks

Evidence

Off-site video that saved woman from felony charge is now supporting a $150K civil rights settlement

Evidence

Woman faces negligent homicide case after allegedly surfing Facebook while driving at 85 mph

International Law

Flight en route to China from D.C. returns at request of feds because parent may have kidnapped son

Criminal Justice

After 30 years in prison, two inmates win their freedom in 1983 rape and murder

U.S. Supreme Court

Some SCOTUS amicus briefs cite unsupported ‘facts’ and studies published only on the Internet

Evidence

Dissent balks at top state court’s decision that shed DNA can be collected like fingerprints

Features

Looking back on Zubulake, 10 years later

Features

Prisoner exonerations are at an all-time high, and it’s not because of DNA testing

Evidence

Determining driver impairment with marijuana involves imperfect science, says law enforcement

Criminal Justice

Retired NYC cop takes plea in $27M disability-fraud case; ex-prosecutor is a claimed ringleader

Criminal Justice

Attorney is charged in child-porn possession case after consenting to search of law office