Blog Posts in 2017

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  • Standard of Proof in the Court of Public Opinion
    Standard of Proof in the Court of Public Opinion

    Ever since the Harvey Weinstein accusations broke, we have been inundated with people coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful people. Perhaps most significantly, last ...

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  • The Anatomy of Criminal Case: If and How to File a Case
    The Anatomy of Criminal Case: If and How to File a Case

    In the last entry of this series, we discussed the first step in a criminal prosecution, the pre-filing investigation. This is the period between law enforcement discovering that a crime may have been ...

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  • Thoughts on DACA
    Thoughts on DACA

    For the last four weeks, I have been intending to write about DACA and Donald Trump's attacks on the policy that the Obama administration instituted seeking to balance our desire to enforce ...

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  • The Anatomy of Criminal Case: Pre-filing and Investigation
    The Anatomy of Criminal Case: Pre-filing and Investigation

    Last month, I announced I would be writing a series in an effort to demystify the process of a criminal case and hopefully correct some of the current misconceptions I frequently observe. I am ...

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  • Solar Eclipse & Race Relations
    Solar Eclipse & Race Relations

    Last month, we experienced our first total solar eclipse since 38 years ago! The nerd in me was pretty psyched up for this event. At the same time, the humanist in me was angry and heartbroken by ...

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  • An Honest Insight on Our Relationship with Law Enforcement
    An Honest Insight on Our Relationship with Law Enforcement

    On August 4 th , a Los Angeles jury returned a 2.25 million dollar verdict against the County of Orange as a result of its finding that the policies of the Orange County Sheriff's Department had been ...

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