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Prosecution

Challenging a Client's Story

Joel Cohen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Any client, but particularly a criminal client, wants his lawyer to believe him -- whether or not he is being honest with him. If in fact the client i...

End the Prison-Industrial Complex

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to send someone to prison, but profit is not among them. Unfortunately, it is an obscenely large reason that American prisons today house more inmates than any other country on this planet. Freedom lost is money gained.

Why Were We So Jubilant And Despondent After The Zimmerman Verdict?

Daniel Simon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

There have been few times in the typical American political debate where many whom are politically active and not have had such strong sentiments towa...

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

Jury out on All Female Jury for Zimmerman

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.24.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As one seasoned criminal defense attorney noted, "Like black people, they are sensitive to injustice because they have had a lot of it put on them."

What Zimmerman's Jury Will Likely Look Like

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It was no accident that Zimmerman's attorneys never for a moment did what most defense attorneys do in highly charged, racially tinged cases. That's to ask for a change of venue.

US Attorney's Attempt to Seize Innocent Family's Motel Dismissed

Dan McDermott | Posted 03.31.2013 | Crime
Dan McDermott

Justice has prevailed over an outrageous example of prosecutorial overreach. In this case, the government argued that Motel Caswell in Tewksbury, Massachusetts should be seized because there were 15 drug arrests over a 15-year period.

Crime and No Punishment

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The American people are not stupid. They see the double standard. They know that there are two sets of laws in the country: one for the rich, powerful and well connected of Wall Street and one for everyone else on Main Street.

Is the Door Opening to Criminal Prosecution of Big Banks?

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

I don't know that Obama will lead the charge to justice. But seeing this surging wave of litigation, perhaps he will have what it takes to grab his surfboard and catch the wave.

Breaking the Silence: The Media and Male Sexual Abuse

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

During the past few years we have finally been hearing more about an epidemic of sexual abuse of children , and thankfully, a few prosecutions. The pe...

Janell Ross

Florida Voter Purge Battle Escalates

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 09.28.2012 | Latino Voices

Two days after Florida reignited the fight to purge suspected noncitizens from the state’s voter rolls and announced plans to refer 36 noncitizens w...

Life as a Prosecutor

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

Does the public ever know how many prosecutors have sat in their offices crying because they believed so much in a case and the jury said "not guilty"? That's the side of a prosecutor that nobody chooses to explore. That's the life that some of us lead.

A Changing of the Guard at the ICC

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Diana Jenkins

Last week, I was a witness to the changing of the guard at the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Luis Moreno-Ocampo is stepping ...

Human Trafficking a Growing Global Scourge

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.29.2012 | Crime
Andrew Lam

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal business in the world, according to the State Department. It ranks only second to drug trafficking in profitability, bringing in an estimated $32 billion annually.

If You Commit a Crime, Can You Escape Prosecution by Fleeing to a Native American Reservation?

Quora | Posted 07.10.2012 | Crime
Quora

Each tribe sets the rules on how local and federal law enforcement operate on the reservation, within limits.

For-Profit Criminal Prosecutions

Andrea Lyon | Posted 03.14.2012 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

When there is publicity associated with a criminal prosecution, the ability for jurors, judges, and prosecutors and yes, sometimes even defense lawyers, to presume innocence becomes even more circumscribed.

Rule Following Is for Both Government and Citizens

Brad Reid | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

The important lesson for all is that "winning" is not the only thing. Winning is the outcome of superior products and services in the business context. Winning in law should mean that justice under law is served.

Sometimes the Other Person Has a Point

Andrea Lyon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

It is hard to admit a mistake, but for heaven's sake, there has to be a better way to evaluate a case than fighting simply to save the conviction.

Vincent Tabak Denies Sex Thrill In Jo Yeates Killing

PA | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

Joanna Yeates's killer has been accused of strangling her for sexual thrills. Vincent Tabak denied claims he was aroused and gr...

Study Of Blue Light Police Cameras Finds Crime Deterrence Depends On Police Response

Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

A new study on the effectiveness of blue light police cameras found that crime rates do decrease as camera presence increases, but that poor video qua...

Whose Prosecution Is it Anyway?

Andrea Lyon | Posted 10.10.2011 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

There is a battle for state's rights in an unusual locale -- Rhode Island. It has to do with a man, Jason Pleau, who is charged with murder for gunning down a gas station manager outside a Woonsocket bank in that state.

How The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Case Unraveled

The New York Times | Posted 09.02.2011 | World

A hotel housekeeper whose account of being sexually attacked was so compelling that it brought tears to the eyes of seasoned investigators. Preliminar...

Punishment or Pushback: Financial Regulation in the Midst of Recession

David Coates | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
David Coates

While mainstream America continues to struggle with the recessionary consequences of a meltdown caused by financial excess, large financial institutions are back to profitability and back to their old ways.

And the Academy Award for Cowardice Goes to...

David Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Morris

As the successful prosecutions of Savings and Loan executives in the early 1990s proves, the federal government has the tools to prosecute those responsible for our economic mess. It simply lacks the inclination or courage to do so.

The F Word: Time to Call It Torture

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Laura Flanders

The New York Times is finally calling it torture -- when someone else has admitted to it.