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Supreme Court Bars Life Without Parole for Teen Killers

June 25, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states may not impose mandatory life sentences without parole on juveniles, even if they have been convicted of taking part in a murder.

Supreme Court Rules On Cocaine Sentencing

June 21, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two Chicago drug dealers should have been sentenced under a 2010 law that reduced the disparity of sentencing for crack and powder cocaine.

Ariz. Governor Wants Police Ready To Enforce Immigration Law

June 14, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule as early as Monday on the future of Arizona's controversial immigration law Senate Bill 1070, and Gov. Jan Brewer wants to make sure law enforcement is ready.

Suggestive Eyewitness ID

May 9, 2012

Identifying the perpetrator and clearing innocent suspects are crucial goals of every criminal investigation, and both depend on the use of reliable evidence. The Supreme Court has applied a constitutional due process test to the admissibility of testimony about an eyewitness's pretrial ID.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Ariz. Immigration Law

April 24, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about Arizona's tough immigration law on Wednesday in a landmark case expected to provide clarity about whether states can enforce federal immigration laws.

Miranda: When Custody Isn't "Custody"

April 4, 2012

Of the 55 subsequent Supreme Court opinions on Miranda issues, 14 have involved attempts to clarify the meaning of "custody," and in 12 of those 14, the Supreme Court reversed the decisions of state and federal appellate courts, which got it wrong.

Supreme Court Upholds Jail Strip Searches

April 2, 2012
Corrections personnel may perform a routine strip search on any person arrested or detained before admitting them to a jail, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

March 5, 2012

Police use of technology to catch criminals makes the U.S. Supreme Court nervous, as was evident in the recent Jones decision. In the absence of a recognized basis for a warrantless search, Jones does mean that a warrant must be obtained for installation andmonitoring of a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle.

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Officers Immunity In Weapon Search

February 22, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday in favor of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective who recovered a firearm and gang-related material from the home of a suspect's foster mother.

SCOTUS: Miranda Warning Not Required for Inmate Questioned About Other Crime

February 21, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Michigan inmate who contended he should have received a Miranda warning before being interrogated in a prison conference room about sexual conduct with a 12-year-old boy.

Drawing Lines Around Miranda

February 13, 2012

In November, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 54th decision on a Miranda issue, in a case called Bobby v. Dixon. This is the third decision on the issue of the admissibility of a suspect's statements obtained after a belated warning and waiver.

Families of Ky. Cop Killer Hurt Again

January 31, 2012
Monday marked a somber anniversary for the families of the officers who were murdered by Ralph Baze in Powell County, Ky.

High Court Decision Backs Law Enforcement

January 25, 2012
What do you call a federal court that changes facts to fit its argument and issues rulings so far outside established law that it's routinely chastised and reversed by a higher court? In California we know it as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

SCOTUS: Officers Justified In Entering Teen's Home

January 24, 2012
Burbank (Calif.) Police officers investigating a rumor that a truant teenager was planning to "shoot up" Bellarmine-Jefferson High School five years ago were justified in invading the student's home without a warrant because of concerns that violence was imminent, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

SCOTUS: Police GPS Trackers Require Warrant

January 23, 2012
Federal agents violated a suspect's privacy rights, when they used a Global Positioning System device to track his movements for 28 days without a warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

The Independent Source Doctrine

January 12, 2012

Although some searches and seizures may only be justifiable under a single approach, many can be justified several different ways. The U.S. Supreme Court has long held that when this is the case, any independent source of contested evidence will suffice, even when another does not.

Supreme Court to Review Ariz. Immigration Law

December 13, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. Its ruling could impact immigration laws nationwide and push the immigration debate into the spotlight during the final months of the 2012 presidential race.

Four Famous Cases

December 2, 2011

The decade of the 1960s gave us four of the most significant cases that apply to our daily work: Mapp, Brady, Miranda, and Terry. These four are among the most prominent criminal law cases you should know more about to understand how we got to where we are.

SCOTUS Considers GPS Tracking by LE

November 2, 2011
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether attaching a high-tech tracking device to suspect's vehicle without a warrant is constitutional.

The Big Payout

August 12, 2011

Our legal system is terribly stacked against law enforcement officers and for plaintiff's attorneys. The U.S. code itself specifies how attorney fees will be set in civil rights cases against cops. That's why so many cases are filed against you and the agencies and government entities that employ you. Lawmakers—mostly lawyers themselves—set up paydays for their colleagues.

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