Veteran’s Day edition!
- Governor Rell is opposed to the $260million proposal to build new prisons, which was covered here.
- This NYT piece considers whether suspension of parole is an Ex-Post Facto violation. Norm covers the CT angle, while Scott has the New York perspective.
- Indignant Indigent has a great post on why it is ineffective not to raise claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. He goes through a pretty compelling list of reasons. As if it should even be a question.
- What do you carry during trial? Bennett has a long list.
- Prof. Berman points to a five part report in the Dallas Morning News about Texas being soft on murderers (imagine that!).
- Maggie takes a break from Nichols posting and wonders about the propriety of levity in the courtroom.
- Miss Tyrios tells us of unusual sentencing in (
what the heck is Mass.’s nickname?) the Bay state (who knew!) where a judge imposed banishment.
- Legal Blog Watch notes the support in the blawgosphere for the lawyers in Pakistan, but asks if we would represent Musharraf.
- Here‘s an interesting piece in the Village Voice by a public defender whose client chose to fight against NYPD’s crackdown on “trespassing”.
- NYCLU will file a “landmark lawsuit” today, alleging failings in indigent defense.
- Widow of Michael Richard (executed by Texas due to Judge Keller’s questionable actions) filed suit in federal court.
That should do it for now! As usual, leave a link in the comments if there’s something interesting you want to share.
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