Blog Posts in 2020

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  • The Zo
    The Zo

    This post isn’t so much a blog of my original thoughts so much as a recommendation. I recently came across an incredible series of videos produced by The Marshall Project entitled “The Zo.” The ...

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  • New Law Update
    New Law Update

    Eyewitness identifications are one of the most common causes of wrongful convictions. Data published by the Innocence Project indicates that a full 75% of convictions later overturned by DNA evidence ...

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  • Juveniles and Miranda Rights
    Juveniles and Miranda Rights

    Effective at the beginning of 2018, California law now requires that any juvenile under the age of 16 be permitted to consult with a lawyer prior to any custodial interrogation and even before they ...

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  • The 4th Amendment and Exceptions to Warrants
    The 4th Amendment and Exceptions to Warrants

    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires a warrant based on probable cause to justify a search or seizure. Over time, courts ...

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  • A Tribute to Kobe Bryant
    A Tribute to Kobe Bryant

    I met Kobe Bryant back in 1996 during his rookie year. I was an Eddie Jones fan, and my friend Patricia and I heard that Eddie and Kobe were signing autographs in Old Town Pasadena. So we made our way ...

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  • The Underdiscussed Power of The Chief Justice in an Impeachment Trial
    The Underdiscussed Power of The Chief Justice in an Impeachment Trial

    I have not written here about politics in a while. And I am not really doing so now. Instead, I’m writing about procedure, which just so happens to be the procedure of an impeachment trial in the ...

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