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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
  • Aug 19

    Innocence Project Executive Director Co-Authors Paper on Wrongful Conviction

    Innocence Project Executive Director Co-Authors Paper on Wrongful Conviction
    The latest paper from the Harvard Executive Session's New Perspectives in Policing series is a thoughtful examination of the systemic causes of wrongful convictions that offers specific, evidence-based recommendations for reducing their…
  • Aug 18

    Reflections of an Exoneree Ten Years Later

    Reflections of an Exoneree Ten Years Later
    It has been a decade since North Carolina inmate Darryl Hunt was exonerated of a murder he didn't commit, but he is still adjusting to a life of freedom. Hunt, who spent nearly two decades behind bars before DNA evidence proved his innocence,…
  • Aug 15

    Judge Tosses Washington Exoneree's Jury Award

    Judge Tosses Washington Exoneree's Jury Award
    A case out of Washington proves how difficult it is for the wrongly convicted to bring successful civil lawsuits for police misconduct. The Associated Press reported that a federal judge has thrown out a $9 million jury award in the case of a…
Rank this Week: 595

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/
  • Aug 5

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"

    Kevin Clermont on the "conjunction paradox"
    The so-called conjunction paradox has bedeviled modern theorizing about burdens of proof ever since L Jonathan Cohen introduced the paradox some decades ago. Kevin Clermont makes a powerful argument that multivalent logic rather…
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
  • Jul 27

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"
    This is a very interesting essay (but – perhaps this is a minor point – I have grave reservations about William Deresiewicz's suggestion to weight SAT scores to help offset the disadvantages that applicants from lower…
Rank this Week: 771

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

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

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
  • Mar 27

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    Last week I noted that I would be assisting with the AAJ Regional Trial Competition held in Omaha.  I served as a judge for what was, in my view, a very close round between two good teams.  Here are some … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective

    Nebrasketball and McDermott; A Retrospective
    Today is a pretty exciting day for the state of Nebraska.  Both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are in the men’s NCAA Tournament.  The Nebraska women won the B1G Tournament and also picked up a 4…
  • Mar 18

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition

    Judging AAJ Regional Trial Competition
    This week Omaha plays host to a regional trial competition sponsored by the American Association for Justice.  Nine law schools from the Midwest region will send a total of 16 teams to compete.  I, along with many of my Omaha…
Rank this Week: 1135

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…
Rank this Week: 1593

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…
Rank this Week: 3215

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…
Rank this Week: 3618

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

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

http://www.presnellonprivileges.com
  • Aug 14

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?
    Two privilege-related questions arise when an out-of-state subpoena requests production of putatively privileged information: (1) which state’s privilege law applies? and (2) which court—the home-state court or the foreign-state…
  • Aug 5

    Privilege-Log Designations: Categorical or Document-by-Document?

    Privilege-Log Designations: Categorical or Document-by-Document?
    Courts are increasingly ruling on the adequacy of parties’ privilege-log designations. As discussed in a prior post, Roger Clemens learned the hard way that failure to submit a privilege log results in privilege waiver. My article,…
  • Jul 29

    ABA Journal Blawg 100 Nomination

    ABA Journal Blawg 100 Nomination
    Dear Readers: Thank you for subscribing to or simply reading my posts on Presnell on Privileges. I am grateful that thousands of readers visit my blog each month, and that several of you have provided favorable feedback and shared my posts…
Rank this Week: 4210

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

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

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder
    Document review for litigation can be tedious slog. At Nextpoint, our goal has always been to help legal teams do it more quickly and efficiently. Longtime users will notice some enhancements to the Review tab in Nextpoint. It’s all…
  • Aug 6

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier
    As soon as the iPad was released, Nextpoint saw just how useful it could be as a legal presentation tool. iPad support is a key feature of our entire litigation software service. But we’ve found there are subtle tweaks that can make…
  • Jul 31

    Making Modern Litigation & Dispute Resolution Technology Work for You

    Making Modern Litigation & Dispute Resolution Technology Work for You
    Yesterday, Nextpoint vice president of Client Success Tricia Boguslawski presented the third in a series of webinars on litigation technology best practices. If you missed “Preparing for Your Hearing, Settlement, or Trial,” you…
Rank this Week: 4182

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Aug 14

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?

    Out-of-State Subpoenas: Which State Decides Privilege Objections?
    Two privilege-related questions arise when an out-of-state subpoena requests production of putatively privileged information: (1) which state’s privilege law applies? and (2) which court—the home-state court or the foreign-state…
  • Aug 5

    Privilege-Log Designations: Categorical or Document-by-Document?

    Privilege-Log Designations: Categorical or Document-by-Document?
    Courts are increasingly ruling on the adequacy of parties’ privilege-log designations. As discussed in a prior post, Roger Clemens learned the hard way that failure to submit a privilege log results in privilege waiver. My article,…
  • Jul 29

    ABA Journal Blawg 100 Nomination

    ABA Journal Blawg 100 Nomination
    Dear Readers: Thank you for subscribing to or simply reading my posts on Presnell on Privileges. I am grateful that thousands of readers visit my blog each month, and that several of you have provided favorable feedback and shared my posts…
Rank this Week: 4962