1602 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.
May 19, 2022 3:27 PM CDT
Facial recognition software is becoming a greater part of our everyday lives. But the technology is controversial and not without its critics. Questions about its accuracy—especially relating to recognizing minority faces—remain.
May 18, 2022 8:37 AM CDT
Apr 28, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has issued a writ of mandamus that requires a Detroit federal judge to reconsider his rejection of a plea bargain after telling the parties that he disapproved of deals that require defendants to waive appeals.
Apr 27, 2022 12:33 PM CDT
The top criminal court in Texas has stayed the execution of Melissa Elizabeth Lucio, who confessed to the murder of her 2-year-old daughter after repeated denials during an hourslong interrogation.
Apr 25, 2022 3:26 PM CDT
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In an amicus brief filed Monday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that counsel representing habeas petitioners should be able to investigate new evidence without first proving that the evidence will provide relief to their clients.
Apr 5, 2022 9:34 AM CDT
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that a plaintiff can pursue his Fourth Amendment lawsuit against police officers for malicious prosecution as long as his prosecution ended without a conviction.
Apr 4, 2022 12:15 PM CDT
“Since the 2020 presidential election, the Biden-Harris administration has offered policy correctives on a spectrum of civil rights and social justice issues. Still, we have more to accomplish,” writes ABA Journal columnist Engy Abdelkader.
Apr 4, 2022 9:50 AM CDT
Hanging on a wall in Saul Kassin’s office at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City are photos of 28 people who confessed to crimes they didn’t commit. He periodically updates this collection, which he calls his “wall of faces,” as more false confessions come to light. Kassin has written a new book exploring this phenomenon, Duped: Why Innocent People Confess and Why We Believe Their Confessions.
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Mar 23, 2022 8:34 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson seemed puzzled when Republican senators accused her Tuesday of labeling former President George W. Bush and the late Donald Rumsfeld, a former secretary of the Department of Defense, as war criminals.
Mar 22, 2022 2:25 PM CDT