Category Archives: Criminal Law

"ACLU Sues Milwaukee Over Alleged Racial Profiling"

From NPR, via the NACDL news scan. In part: The ACLU alleges that between 2010 and 2017, Milwaukee police made more than 350,000 stops without reasonable suspicion of a crime being committed. Three experts, including a former Texas sheriff, reviewed….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Op-Ed: Protecting Access to Effective Counsel is in Everyone’s Best Interest

Earlier this month the New York Times reported that the Justice Department essentially shut down the Office for Access to Justice, an initiative created in 2010 to increase access to effective legal aid for indigent defendants. Last Monday, former public defender Sarah Turberville with the Project on Government Oversight and former prosecutor Lars Trautman with the R Street Institute penned an op-ed for The Hill in response to the Justice Department’s decision and how it’s a step backwards in what should be the government’s obligation to ensure everyone’s constitutional right to legal counsel and seek justice. Tuberville and Trautman wrote Each day, thousands of people are incarcerated in states, counties and municipalities without ever speaking to an attorney and in flagrant violation of their constitutional right to counsel.  . . . . . . The Access to Justice Office helped preserve our Sixth Amendment rights by intervening in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Koehler on Forensic Science Evidence

Jonathan J. Koehler (Northwestern University – Pritzker School of Law) has posted How Trial Judges Should Think About Forensic Science Evidence (To Appear in Judicature Spring 2018, Vol. 102, Number 1) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is undeniable….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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*** UPDATE *** Blocking Crash WB I90@18.2

*** UPDATE *** All lanes are now open and clear for travel. Westbound lanes blocked due to crash, avoid this area if possible. Updates to folllow. 3905.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Are You Stuck in a Hostile Workplace Environment?

For some people, going to work each day is like stepping onto a battlefield. Harassment from coworkers or managers, and an overall hostile work environment, can derail your career while taking a considerable toll on your health and well being. As attorneys adept at handling cases involving employment law, we can help defend you in these types of claims. Certain types of practices, which are prohibited by state and federal laws, could entitle you to file a lawsuit against your employers, particularly if they have no established policies in place to address your grievances. Hostile Work Environment A hostile work environment may be one in which you are discriminated against on the basis of your age, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or religion. Or, it may be one in which fundamentally unfair policies and practices are allowed to flourish. This could include any of the following: Requiring employees to engage in immoral or illegal activities, including….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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