Blog Posts in 2018

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  • The Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Discovery & Investigation
    The Anatomy of a Criminal Case: Discovery & Investigation

    It has been a few months since my last entry in this series, detailing the anatomy of a criminal case. In case, you missed the previous entries, you can find them here: Pre-filing & pre-filing ...

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  • One DNA Test Could Free Kevin Cooper
    One DNA Test Could Free Kevin Cooper

    The New York Times recently published an absolutely remarkable piece examining the pending execution of a potentially innocent man here in California. I write about it here primarily with the hope ...

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  • The Decision of McCoy v. Louisiana
    The Decision of McCoy v. Louisiana

    On May 14, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of McCoy v. Louisiana. They settled a question that I, frankly, thought had been settled long before this case. Robert McCoy had been ...

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  • Separating Families
    Separating Families

    As I ponder the state of politics in our country and the world, I really try to make an effort to not get caught up in an Us vs. Them mentality. But more and more, most recently in the context of the ...

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  • Ending Tackle Football for Children
    Ending Tackle Football for Children

    I read an article yesterday that broke my heart. You can read it here and you should, but in case you do not have time, it is about a family whose son sustained a traumatic brain injury as a twelve ...

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  • Good Cop, Bad Cop
    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    I do not know how we fix the inherent bias that so many of the citizens who sit as jurors in this nation have in favor of law enforcement. It seems no amount of stories confirming what should be ...

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