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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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  • Larry Krasner - Winds of Change
    Larry Krasner - Winds of Change

    Last November, the voters in Philadelphia, PA did something unprecedented. They elected a District Attorney who ran on a campaign promise to incarcerate fewer people, to be less aggressive in charging ...

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  • The Anatomy of Criminal Cases: Filing & Arraignment
    The Anatomy of Criminal Cases: Filing & Arraignment

    In previous entries in this series, I discussed the various steps that lead up to the actual filing of a criminal complaint. Today we will look at the charging documents that initiate and sustain a ...

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  • Jose Ines Garcia Zarate Acquittal
    Jose Ines Garcia Zarate Acquittal

    At the end of November, a jury in San Francisco acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate of the murder of Kate Steinle. As anyone who has not been living under a rock for the last month knows, uproar ensued. ...

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