Subject: Supreme Court holds Ex Post Facto Clause prohibits retrospective application of advisory guidelines
In an opinion by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court held today in Peugh v. United States, No. 12-62, that “[a] retrospective increase in the Guidelines range applicable to... Continue Reading »
The three-year-old boy was found dead under a pile of clothes in a Marrero home on Wednesday morning. When police arrived they noticed that the home smelled of gas.
The Jefferson Parish coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said the cause of death for was homicidal asphyxiation.
The boys mother,... Continue Reading »
In a court filing Friday, David Warren’s attorneys asked a federal judge to free him on bond while he awaits a retrial on charges he shot and killed Henry Glover without justification in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
District Judge Lance Africk didn’t immediately rule on... Continue Reading »
Dental Records are the number one way a burned body is identified. If dental ex-rays cannot be found, the next step is DNA testing. There are are several ways DNA can be detected. The first is an extraction near a tooth or from bone marrow. Skulls of burn victims are generally left in tact... Continue Reading »
Montejo v. Louisiana, No. 07-1529 (May 26, 2009): Overruled Michigan v. Jackson, a rule that forbids police from initiating interrogation of a criminal defendant once he has invoked his right to counsel at an arraignment of or similar proceeding. Court reasoned that Michigan was... Continue Reading »