3404 ABA Journal Evidence articles.
A unique “spark of life” doctrine in Minnesota allows prosecutors to introduce evidence about George Floyd’s life in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of causing his death.
Apr 9, 2021 10:03 AM CDT
A federal trial court must hold a hearing to examine potential jury bias after one woman said jurors considered the Black plaintiff to be "a crackhead" and referred to his lawyers as the "Cosby Show," a federal appeals court has ruled.
Apr 7, 2021 2:01 PM CDT
Conviction integrity units and innocence organizations are contributing to an increasing number of exonerations over time, according to the National Registry of Exonerations.
Apr 1, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Witnesses who want to avoid in-person testimony at an upcoming trial should disclose their vaccination status and explain their bid to testify remotely, according to a motion filed in a suit alleging retirement-plan mismanagement.
Mar 31, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the murder conviction of a Tennessee death-row inmate accused of killing a motel maid, ruling that a federal appeals court had relied on a “fanciful theory” to grant him a new trial.
Mar 29, 2021 12:36 PM CDT
District Attorney Rachael Rollins of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, plans to toss 74,800 criminal cases as a result of a lab scandal that sent a chemist to prison.
Mar 24, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
Judge allows DNA collected in fake police survey
A judge in Wisconsin has ruled that prosecutors can use DNA collected from a licked envelope in the prosecution of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven…
Mar 22, 2021 4:00 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a federal appeals court erred when it vacated the death penalty for convicted Boston bomber
Mar 22, 2021 12:19 PM CDT
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a dead woman’s earlier warnings that her husband may kill her can’t be used as evidence in his retrial for murder.
Mar 19, 2021 11:51 AM CDT
A Michigan man convicted of second-degree murder has sued car rental company Hertz for failing to produce a receipt that would have backed up his alibi.
Mar 12, 2021 10:38 AM CST
When Davis M. Walsh and Samuel L. Tarry began assembling Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law, and Procedure
, they had no idea a pandemic was soon going to make the topic more relevant than ever.
Mar 10, 2021 12:10 PM CST
Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter is seeking punitive damages against Chubb insurance for allegedly facilitating a DNA theft during a deposition.
Perlmutter alleges an in-house lawyer for a Chubb subsidiary…
Mar 3, 2021 3:30 PM CST
Since his early days as a lawyer, Wisconsin criminal defense attorney Chad Lanning has been troubled that the state’s jury instructions were not freely available to the legal community or the general public. As Lanning rose to leadership in the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he turned to Public.Resource.Org’s Carl Malamud for assistance in raising concerns about the issue.
Mar 1, 2021 9:00 AM CST
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York has refused to consider reinstating a hiring-bias lawsuit claiming that a company’s ban on hiring convicted felons had a discriminatory impact on Black job applicants.
Feb 24, 2021 10:28 AM CST
The second impeachment defense of former President Donald Trump got off to a slow start Tuesday.
Feb 10, 2021 10:06 AM CST
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