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The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Jan 24

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York

    Testifying Against your Spouse in New York
    Generally, spouses are “competent” to testify for—and against—one another. When we say a witness is “competent” to testify we mean that the witness has the minimal ability and adequate qualification[1]to…
  • Dec 31

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case

    The Self-Incrimination Privilege in New York Civil Case
    Black’s Law defines self-incrimination as “the act of indicating one’s own involvement in a crime or exposing oneself to prosecution, especially by making a false statement.” The principle, embodied in the Fifth…
  • Nov 22

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense

    Admitting Character Trait Evidence when Essential to Claim or Defense
    Character evidence is consuming a good amount of real estate in this blog. It’s fascinating, dramatic, but fairly difficult to grasp. Character evidence, when used incorrectly, is highly prejudicial. But when used correctly, is highly…
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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jan 23

    Joseph Sledge Exonerated and Released After 36 Years in Prison

    Joseph Sledge Exonerated and Released After 36 Years in Prison
    A panel of judges exonerated and released Joseph Sledge on Friday. Sledge, 70, served 36 years in prison for a double-murder which DNA evidence proves he did not commit. Since his arrest, Sledge has denied involvement in the 1976 murders of…
  • Jan 23

    Former Officers Ordered to Pay $7 Million to Florida Man Wrongfully Convicted at 15

    Former Officers Ordered to Pay $7 Million to Florida Man Wrongfully Convicted at 15
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that two retired police officers accused of framing Anthony Caravella for a murder he did not commit must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent behind bars. Caravella was only 15 years old…
  • Jan 22

    Montana DNA Testing Law Must Be Fixed

    Montana DNA Testing Law Must Be Fixed
    The Montana Billings Gazette ran an op-ed Thursday by Keegan Flaherty, executive director of the Montana Innocence Project and former state senator Larry Jent, urging lawmakers to revise the state's DNA testing law. The law was created in…
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Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges for corporate and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://www.presnellonprivileges.com
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Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
Rank this Week: 1992

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jan 20

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)

    Evidentiary Rulings – Preserving the Record: 5 Rules Every Judge (and attorney) Must Know (15-02)
    Update Focus:  You are upset at your judge’s evidentiary ruling(s). You are convinced the courts legal analysis is seriously flawed and you believe you could win on appeal. Preserving the court record is one of the fundamental…
  • Jan 6

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)

    Minnesota’s New Expungement Law – A Step-by-Step Guide for Judges & Attorneys (15-01)
    HISTORIC NEW LEGISLATION: If the significance of a new law is measured by the benefit it brings to the public and the anticipated impact it will have on the entire judicial system, then Minnesota’s new Expungement “second…
  • Jan 1

    2014 in review

    2014 in review
    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a ……
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Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File
    “What is a native file?” It’s one question we hear time and again from many clients, or “Do I really need natives?”  Most litigators have heard that native files are important in modern litigation. However,…
  • Jan 5

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk
    As the sheer volume of electronically stored information (ESI) overwhelms the existing discovery competencies of law firms IT departments, perhaps it’s time to question the fundamental business model of technology investment in most…
  • Dec 23

    Litigator’s Brief: 6 Imporant Takeaways From The Sony Hack

    Litigator’s Brief: 6 Imporant Takeaways From The Sony Hack
    The Sony Hack is big news and big news for lawyers. Besides the international political implications, celebrity backstabbing, studio politics and the involvement of a North Korean dictator, there are a number of legal angles already emerging…
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Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    Taking Inference Seriously

    Taking Inference Seriously
    Taking Inference Seriously I am deeply honored to be here – to be virtually here – to receive the Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award. There is relatively little doubt that some of you associate my name with the so-called…
  • Dec 2

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"

    Profiling and the hopeless yearning for "specific evidence"
    If the DOJ's promised new anti-profiling guidelines rely to any significant extent on the notion of "specific evidence," the new guidelines will be a hopeless mishmash. Cf. Peter Tillers, If Wishes Were Horses: Discursive Comments on Attempts…
  • Nov 25

    Is fuzzy logic passé?

    Is fuzzy logic passé?
    Lotfi A. Zadeh to BISC-Group *********************************************************************Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing…
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Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 3579

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today

    How Bullcoming, Melendez-Diaz, Williams, and Crawford Are Playing Out Today
    Prof. Friedman, over at The Confrontation Blog, just posted a recent article on two New Jersey opinions that overlap the confrontation analysis for lab results in Bullcoming, Williams, Crawford, and Melendez-Diaz.The plurality opinion in…
  • Aug 11

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)

    Interesting Article: When Not To Appeal (Scotusblog)
    Wow!No good deed goes unpunished.  But, what attorney could argue with the defendant in this case.  http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/08/court-hands-off-feud-about-murder-appeal/#more-216621
  • Aug 11

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion

    Petition For Cert. In U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Reasonable Suspicion
    One of the few remaining cases yet to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court this term is the case of Heien v. North Carolina, which presents the following question: "Can a police officer's mistake of law provide individualized suspicion that…
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Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack…

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack Carroll

Reviews some of his Texas and Federal criminal cases, criminal defense experience, and nuances in criminal law.

http://jackbcarroll.com/houston-tx-lawyer/criminal-trials/
  • Jun 30

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have
    When you are accused of a crime, it is your legal right to have representation. There is no reason for you to face the criminal justice system alone. Hiring a criminal justice lawyer [...]
  • Jun 20

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense
    Knowledge does not equal skill. This rule applies to many facets of life, but is most important when your freedom hangs in the balance. The law can be interpreted in many different ways. [...]
  • Feb 19

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County
    Amongst some of the more “in the know” criminal defense lawyers in Houston, there’s been some off the record discussion about an expected storm of internet child pornography cases coming out of Montgomery County, TX. Most…
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Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
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Prove My Florida Case

Prove My Florida Case

Covers Florida appellate, evidentiary, and trial perspectives and issues. By David M. Adelstein.

http://www.provemyfloridacase.com
Rank this Week: 1270