COVID-19 AS BASIS FOR BAIL

COVID-19 AS BASIS FOR BAIL

As of March 17, 2020, COVID-19 has infected at least 200,000 people worldwide, and has led to over 10,000 deaths.[1]  Within the United States there are 15,219 known infections and 201 deaths.[2]  Sadly, these numbers continue to grow rapidly.  As…

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Removing a Judge From a Case

Removing a Judge From a Case

Courts, like Caesar’s wife, must be not only virtuous but above suspicion.  U’Ren v. Bagley, 245 P. 1074, 1075 (Or. 1926). In the past, courts indulged in the fiction that a judge was above allowing his or her personal interest…

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Revenge Porn – RHODE ISLAND

Revenge Porn Rhode Island

In recent years, state lawmakers across the country have been clamoring to criminalize what is known as “revenge porn,” or nonconsensual pornography.  New Jersey was the first to do so in 2013, with many other states soon following suit.  As…

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Entrapment

Entrapment

And the Lord God said unto the woman, “What is this that thou hast done?”  And the woman said, “The serpent beguiled me and I did eat.”  Genesis 3:13 (King James version). Eve’s plea that the snake tricked her into…

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Calculating Good Time Credit

Federal Good Time Credit

18 U.S.C. 3624 (b) is the law that addresses federal good time credit.  The statute provides for the award of good time credit for satisfactory behavior by a federal prisoner who is serving a term of imprisonment of more than…

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JOINT DEFENSE AGREEMENTS

joint defense agreements

Joint defense agreements are assuming increasing importance—and attracting increasing controversy—as a means of protecting confidential information shared among counsel for codefendants and among counsel for subjects and targets in criminal investigations.  While lawyers for codefendants in “street crime” cases have…

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