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September 1, 2016
Man Released from Prison After 25 Years

NBC News reported the following story about a Philadelphia man who was found not guilty by a jury after spending 25 years in prison for rape and murder. A Philadelphia man was given his freedom Tuesday after spending 25 years in prison for a rape and murder that a jury found he did not commit. […]

May 22, 2013
Even Felons Who Have Guns Illegally Can Claim Self-Defense

  In the case of Aaron Little versus the State of Florida, Mr. Little was charged with committing the crime of second-degree murder with a firearm.  Little filed a motion to dismiss his case in which he argued that he shot the victim in self-defense and was therefore entitled to claim immunity from prosecution because […]

March 17, 2013
You Have the Right to Face Your Accuser When Charged with the Crime of Making a False Statement in a Passport Application

  In the federal case of the United States of America versus Napoleon Bustamante, Mr. Bustamante was convicted of illegally reentering the United States, making a false statement in a passport application, and making a false statement in an application for supplemental security income benefits. His convictions centered around the prosecutor’s accusation that Bustamante was […]

March 9, 2013
Double Jeopardy Applies Even When a Judge Makes a Mistake

In the U.S. Supreme Court case of the State of Michigan versus Lamar Evans, the facts were as follows: After the prosecution rested its case at Lamar Evans' arson trial, the judge granted Evans' motion for a directed verdict of acquittal, concluding that the prosecutor had failed to prove that the burned building was not […]

January 20, 2012
Words Alone are Sometimes Not Enough to Convict You of Disorderly Conduct

           In the case of C.N. versus the State of Florida, a juvenile with the initials "C.N." was convicted of the crime of disorderly conduct based upon the following set of facts:   "C.N. was in a crowd of teenagers that spilled into the streets around the Boys and Girls Club […]

January 13, 2012
You May Legally Resist an Illegal Arrest

           In the case of C.W. versus the State of Florida, a juvenile, whose initials were "C.W.," was arrested for the crime of resisting arrest without violence.  The relevant facts of this case are that:   "[C.W. was] standing in the road, a couple of feet from the swale, and refusing […]

April 20, 2009
Federal Appeals Judge Declares Capital Punishment System to be Broken Beyond Repair

          In the case of Wiles v. Bagley, Boyce F. Martin, Jr., a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, stated that "[c]apital punishment in this country remains 'arbitrary, biased, and so fundamentally flawed at its very core that it is beyond repair."           In this particular case, Mark Wiles […]

April 5, 2009
Federal Appeals Court Overturns Lower-Court Rulings that Found Sex Offender Registation Act Unconstitutional

          In the two cases of United States of America vs. Powers and United States of America vs. Buckius, both Mr. Powers and Mr. Buckius were indicted for failing to register as sex offenders as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (otherwise known as "SORNA").  After being indicted, both defendants filed motions […]

April 5, 2009
Federal Appeals Court Overturns Lower-Court Rulings that Found Sex Offender Registation Act Unconstitutional

          In the two cases of United States of America vs. Powers and United States of America vs. Buckius, both Mr. Powers and Mr. Buckius were indicted for failing to register as sex offenders as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (otherwise known as "SORNA").  After being indicted, both defendants filed motions […]

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