Cases

Below is a list of our most recent law posts. We try to pick out those that may be of particular relevance to expert witnesses where possible but also include items that the wider legal community will find interesting. Please message us if you’d like to contribute or if you spot any errors.


Date


Item
URL
Details
05/24/12
Blueford v Arkansas (SCOTUS)

Court limits protection of double jeopardy rule.


05/21/12
Astrue v Capato (SCOTUS)
A widow who conceived a baby from the sperm of her late husband is not automatically entitled to Social Security survivors benefits to help raise the child.

05/21/12
Michigan v Brantley
(MI Sup.Ct.)
Lifetime tagging for 1st degree sex offenders.

05/19/12
US v DeLeon US 4th Cir. (10-4064)
http://1.usa.gov/Jn9VL3
Conviction, sentence affirmed despite expert testimony limited by the lower ct.

05/15/12
Commentary on People v Kent

http://bit.ly/KbyiVn
What happens when judges don’t understand technology.

05/15/12
People v Kent
http://1.usa.gov/IKZvPj
Controversial NY decision on child porn downloads

04/17/12
David E Watson v U.S. [8th Cir.]
http://1.usa.gov/J6FRgl
Recent important decision on what happens when an expert changes his mind

03/21/12
Coleman v Maryland
http://bit.ly/GDaqNW
State workers denied unpaid sick leave required by fed law cannot sue the states

01/19/12
Golan v Holder
http://bit.ly/xazydD
Congress can re-copyright public domain works








 

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