While unusual, George Zimmerman forgoing pretrial before a judge allows for additional avenues to acquittal by a jury, explains attorney James Ching.
Those who suffered as a result of the unethical conduct likely have no recourse, explains attorney James Ching.
Several recent Brady violations could mean stricter scrutiny in subsequent cases alleging prosecutorial misconduct, explains James Ching.
A recent opinion removed the foreseeability requirement from finding of accomplice liability, explains Mai Linh Spencer.
New Senate Bill seeks to promote discretion in juvenile sentencing, explains Reichi Lee of Golden Gate University School of Law.
In a recent en banc decision, the court held that unauthorized access was the issue, not actual or intended use of information, explains Robyn Crowther of Caldwel Leslie & Proctor.
Part of the ballot measure requiring automatic commutation of sentences to life in prison may violate the separation of powers, writes James Ching.
As the state prepares to deal with prison overcrowding, an agency designed to address the underlying issues and current laws would be beneficial, explains Steven Bonorris of UC-Hastings.
In the post-Booker era, the commission must reinvent itself to provide a useful tool for the courts in determining punishment, explains Wes Reber Porter of Golden Gate University School of Law.
In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit made it easier for prosecutors to obtain convictions for procurement of unwarranted discounts, explains Louis Feuchtbaum of Sideman & Bancroft.
The level of certainty necessary for a conviction is difficult to define, but augmenting the jury instructions could help jurors, explains UC-Hastings' Lara Bazelon.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether expert testimony in criminal cases based on inadmissible lab reports violates the Sixth Amendment, explains Robert Calhoun of Golden Gate University.
When jurors reach an unpopular verdict, as they did in the Casey Anthony trial, they're often unfairly put in the hot seat, says Chris Ritter of The Focal Point.
Economic and social costs are forcing the California Legislature to consider revisions to the controversial provision, explains Jeffrey Hayden.
Obtaining a protective order against prosecution can further discovery in civil litigation, if prosecutors are willing to sign off, explains Orrick's Anthony De Corso.
The jury's decisions in the slugger's first criminal trial suggests strategies for a second, explains former Deputy AG James Ching.
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