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Today marks the 47th anniversary of the landmark decision in North Carolina v. Alford in which the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of a judge accepting a guilty plea from a Defendant who wanted to plead guilty while still protesting their…
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Today marks the 56th anniversary of the profoundly disappointing case of Hoyt v. Florida[1]. Hoyt[2] stood for the premise that a Florida law that created extra hurdles for women to be on juries did not violate the equal protection rights of a female…
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Today marks the 21st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case of Ohio v. Robinette[1]. Ohio v. Robinette[2] stands for the simple proposition that the 4th amendment does not require police officers to inform drivers in a traffic stop that they are…
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Today marks the 56th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Hamilton v. Alabama[1]. Hamilton[2] stands for the simple proposition that the 14th amendment due process clause incorporates your sixth amendment right to counsel against the…
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Today marks the 27th Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case of Perry v. Louisiana[1]. Perry stands for the proposition that you cannot forcible medicate an individual so they are competent to be executed. The Case[2] The case behind Perry is quite…
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Today marks the 98th anniversary of the controversial case of Abrams v. United States[1]. In Abrams[2], the Supreme Court upheld the convictions of five defendants under the Espionage Act of 1917. The Court expressly rejected the defendant’s argument that…
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Today marks the 109th anniversary of the devastating Supreme Court case of Twining v. New Jersey[1]. Twining[2] was a landmark case which established a clear path of incorporating Constitutional rights against the state via the 14th amendment, while…
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Today marks the 13th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case of Leocal v. Ashcroft[1]. Leocal[2] stands for the proposition that DWI crimes which lack mens rea, or only require proving negligence are not “crimes of violence” which trigger…
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Today marks the 85th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case of Powell v. Alabama[1]. Powell[2] is one of the cases in which the Supreme Court laid out the basic due process requirements of a fair trial in state courts including right to effective…
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In April of 2010, Mr. Cornell had his home raided by police where 1/16th of an ounce of marijuana had been found – not enough to roll a joint. None of the potential jurors called for the case where willing to consider convicting someone for possessing a…
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