WASHINGTON (AP) Federal officials can hold inmates considered “sexually dangerous” indefinitely after their prison terms are complete, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The high court, in a 7-2 judgment, reversed a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ...Read More »
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Two George Mason University law school professors have the audacity to suggest that the U.S. Supreme Court justices have become a bunch of spotlight-chasing celebrities. This contention, by Professors Craig Lerner and Nelson Lund, is no mere cocktail chatter or ...
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A defense attorney tried to use Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts to keep a business record – a FedEx tracking record – out of his client’s mail fraud trial, but U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria rejected the effort. The ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) Immigrants have a constitutional right to be told by their lawyers whether pleading guilty to a crime could lead to their deportation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week. The high court’s ruling extends the Constitution’s Sixth Amendment ...Read More »