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Making an Accomplice: Why "Making a Murderer's" Brendan Dassey Deserves a Re-Trial--Even if His Uncle Doesn't

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Like his uncle, Brendan may be guilty. Unlike his uncle, his conviction rests entirely on the coerced confession of a frightened, mentally-challenged boy badgered by grown men wielding badges and guns and uniforms and loud, firm voices.

An Illustration of Procedural Due Process: Defending a Driving While Intoxicated Case

Brad Reid | Posted 11.24.2016 | Crime
Brad Reid

With the holidays approaching, again we must implore individuals not to drink and drive. Clearly many tragic deaths, injuries, and property damage occ...

Oscar Pistorius and the Criminal Justice System at Work

Steven Brill | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime
Steven Brill

On a purely academic level, the Oscar Pistorius trial is a perfect example of why we need the strong and fair justice system that will allow society to search for the truth of what happened that night.

A Verdict, Shame and a Gun

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime
Jeanne Bishop

I spent the morning spinning this fantasy in my head: if there were no federal investigation, no hold on that gun, and I were George Zimmerman's lawyer, what would I counsel him to do with it?

Boards Must Communicate Core Values That Guide Decision Making

Brad Reid | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

The recent verdict in the Casey Anthony trial and the unfolding controversy surrounding News of the World illustrate the inherent uncertainty in our w...