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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

By John Marshall Law School Professor Colin Miller, with Contributing Editors and Professors David Leonard, Joelle Moreno, and Myrna Raeder

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Apr 15

    United We Stand: New Jersey Proposes Unified Mental Health Services Provider Evidentiary Privilege

    United We Stand: New Jersey Proposes Unified Mental Health Services Provider Evidentiary Privilege
    According to an article in the New Jersey Law Journal, A new rule being proposed in New Jersey would create a “unified mental health service provider evidentiary privilege”—an effort to reorganize the present patchwork of privileges…
  • Apr 14

    Intriguing Empirical Study of Prior Conviction Impeachment

    Intriguing Empirical Study of Prior Conviction Impeachment
    Kathryn Stanchi (Temple) and Deirdre Bowen (Seattle) recently posted a paper on SSRN summarizing the findings of an experiment they ran on the impact of prior convictions in a mock civil trial. This is Your Sword: How Damaging are Prior...
  • Apr 14

    Character Evidence in the Oscar Pistorius Trial?

    Character Evidence in the Oscar Pistorius Trial?
    Those following the high profile South African murder prosecution of Oscar Pistorius, likely noticed that the trial includes proof of a number of instances of gun violence unrelated to the charged murder. Apparently this evidence is…
Rank this Week: 1793

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Law Office of James Alston.

http://houstoncrimedefense.com/blog
  • Apr 15

    What Should a Criminal Defendant Say to Friends and Family Members?

    What Should a Criminal Defendant Say to Friends and Family Members?
    If you’re facing criminal charges, things are going to be tough for a while. What should you say to friends and family members? What will they think? Sure, being straight forward and honest is always the best policy, but that…
  • Apr 11

    Lawyer/Client Relationships: Is a Little White Lie OK?

    Lawyer/Client Relationships: Is a Little White Lie OK?
    Should you lie to your lawyer? You probably know the answer, but let’s be honest; it’s just human nature to make things appear better than they really are. There are many reasons for being honest with your defense attorney, but…
  • Apr 8

    4 Famous Con Men: Too Smart for Their Own Good

    4 Famous Con Men: Too Smart for Their Own Good
    Most people have a strange fondness for famous con men. When we hear a story about a con man that has mastered the art of taking advantage of one sucker after another, it’s hard not to shake our heads in amazement and let loose a…
Rank this Week: 3743

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS

    FEDERAL WORKERS COMPENSATION AND WORKERS RIGHTS
    Given that the January 2014 budget agreement limits much of the sequestration cuts, and restores much needed funding at many agencies, Pines Federal is therefore beginning a new series, about a still pressing topic in Federal Workers…
  • Feb 8

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!

    Postal Service Controverts OWCP Claims to Save the Agency Money!
    Overwhelmingly, the impact of sequestration is most direct when it comes to workers rights.  In some cases, agencies will challenge or controvert claims, not because they actually have a good reason, but because the injury violates a…
  • Jan 3

    Whether a Federal Employee is Providing Useful and Efficient Service, that is the Question!

    Whether a Federal Employee is Providing Useful and Efficient Service, that is the Question!
    It would seem that more often than not, laws are written in vague, unclear words that are nearly impossible to construe on face value. Rather the laws are interpreted via a number of methods, including guidelines, court decisions, and…
Rank this Week: 4010

The Great Writ

The Great Writ

Covers law school, the First Amendment, technology, and everything in between. By Jacob Genzuk and Adam Steinbaugh.

http://thegreatwrit.net/
  • Apr 4

    Overland High School relent

    Overland High School relent
    The Denver Post reports that Overland High School in Cherry Creek, Colorado, has backed down from an apparent attempt at censorship of the student newspaper, and has extended an olive branch to the editors (and their advocates) by rescinding…
  • Apr 3

    A Note for 1Ls (and those considering becoming one)

    A Note for 1Ls (and those considering becoming one)
    “You just have to wake up one day and realize it’s a lifestyle; it’s a decision.” I was lucky enough this past week to bump into a friend from undergrad, Christian. We chatted a bit about what we had done since we left Whittier, me in…
  • Mar 27

    A crash course in censorship in Colorado

    A crash course in censorship in Colorado
    At a Denver-area high school, editors of the student newspaper are learning a difficult lesson: embarrassing a school, even unintentionally, is a risky prospect when administrators control their ability to publish. Never mind the First…
Rank this Week: 4814