The Supreme Court has unanimously held that GPS tracking of an individual by the state constitutes a “search” in terms of the Fourth Amendment. However, the Court declined to answer
Shorter Scalia and Thomas: By stopping Cory Maples’s execution, the majority has violated Alabama’s rights. Look, sure, he didn’t really have a “lawyer” in the sense of s
I blogged a couple weeks ago about the case of Juan Rivera, who Illinois prosecutors kept sending back to jail based although his confession was coerced and the forensic evidence pointed to another pe
The bad news is that the pardoned man is dead. Dead despite the fact that the guilty man tried repeatedly to confess: Perry made those remarks during an extraordinary ceremony in which he handed d
I have a piece up at the Prospect about the 6th Amendment case that was argued yesterday. Since Scalia and Thomas have taken pretty consistent civil libertarian positions on the Confrontation Clause,
Balko is terrific on the militarization of local police forces.
Although it’s sort of touching that they think governors and prosecutors will take scientific findings showing evidence to be unreliable into account if appellate courts can’t. The o
Andrew Martin has a fascinating article about how things work in a winger-dominated DA’s office in Illinois. First, people are convicted based almost entirely on not-very-plausible confession