3411 ABA Journal Evidence articles.
The scenario: A lawyer is offered access to a document from an opposing party’s former employee, who is not represented by counsel. The lawyer is told that the document will…
Aug 5, 2019 4:24 PM CDT
• U.S. Attorney General William Barr has issued a decision that will make it tougher for immigrants to seek asylum based on persecution of immediate family members. Barr reversed a…
Jul 29, 2019 4:30 PM CDT
Advocates for victims are expressing concern after a Pennsylvania judge granted a defense motion for a judgment of acquittal in a sexual assault case.
Judge Alexander Bicket of Allegheny County…
Jul 29, 2019 2:13 PM CDT
Pepper Hamilton will have to pay reasonable expenses and attorney fees incurred by its opponent in a discovery dispute as a sanction for a missed deadline to turn over materials…
Jun 25, 2019 11:57 AM CDT
Defense lawyers for a man identified as a double-murder suspect through family tree DNA focused on a different forensic issue—a palm print—during his trial on Tuesday.
The defendant, 56-year-old William…
Jun 21, 2019 11:45 AM CDT
Jun 18, 2019 3:37 PM CDT
The Connecticut Supreme Court overturned 30-year-old murder convictions of two men Friday because the state failed to correct a well-known criminologist’s testimony that a red substance on a towel in…
Jun 18, 2019 11:32 AM CDT
Attorneys are supposed to be zealous advocates for their clients and win their cases. Should they mention an adverse ruling and distinguish it, or just ignore the case and cite other authorities?
Jun 1, 2019 1:15 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says “there is nothing of substance” to four colleagues’ allegations of unfairness last month in the U.S. Supreme Court’s handling of a stay request.…
May 13, 2019 10:48 AM CDT
Apr 25, 2019 2:45 PM CDT
Courts of all types have banned cellphones in courtrooms. Some inform litigants of the ban before they show up, others don’t. Some offer lockers for storage, others don’t. Courts have cited different reasons for the bans, ranging from preventing disruption in the courtroom to protecting witnesses who could be photographed and potentially threatened for appearing.
Apr 1, 2019 2:00 AM CDTWillkie Farr & Gallagher in its New York City office, is among 50 people charged in an alleged bribery scheme to gain students’ admission into top universities.
Mar 12, 2019 2:25 PM CDT
Mar 8, 2019 5:17 PM CST
A team of lawyers in Wisconsin has launched a center to fight the use of problematic forensic evidence in court. Two co-founders of the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, are well-known in pop culture from their roles in the hit Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer. A follow-up season was released in October.
Mar 1, 2019 1:55 AM CST
The Innocence Project has sued the federal government’s National Museum of Health and Medicine for denying it access to archival information on the history of bite-mark analysis.