Drug Crimes

Although Las Vegas has the slogan “whatever happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas,” the same cannot be said for its drug laws. Las Vegas is portrayed as a party city, but when it comes to drug offenses it is not a glitzy matter at all, as the state of Nevada has some of the toughest laws in the country for drug possession and distribution. However, not all of those accused of drug offenses are fairly charged. The Law Office of Jess Marchese aggressively defends those charged with a drug … [Read more...]

Cambridge Couple Are Arrested For Federal Crimes Of Espionage

Cambridge Couple Are Arrested For Federal Crimes Of Espionage Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr is having a field day on this one. Who can blame him?: The surface-layer ironies here are numerous! “Hey”, he muses, “they don’t call it the Red Line for nothing.” The rollicking news that some Cambridge residents have been arrested and accused of being Russian spies should be enough to keep us in stitches with puns focusing on titles like “Reds”, “Ruskies” and ( of course) “The People’s Republic … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Mayor Offers Strict Gun Rules

"Las Vegas Mayor Offers Strict Gun Rules" This A.P. story is on the website of the New York Times: CHICAGO (AP) -- With the city's gun ban certain to be overturned, Mayor Richard Daley on Thursday introduced what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the United States. The measure, which draws from ordinances around the country, would ban gun shops in Las Vegas and prohibit gun owners from stepping outside their homes, even onto their porches or garages, with a … [Read more...]

Opinion striking down Las Vegas handgun ban

Opinion striking down Las Vegas handgun ban McDonald v. City of Las Vegas is here. Here is the syllabus: Two years ago, in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. ___, this Court held that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense and struck down a District of Columbia law that banned the possession of handguns in the home. Las Vegas (hereinafter City) and the village of Oak Park, a Las Vegas suburb, have laws effectively banning … [Read more...]

Bilz on Experimental Examination of the Exclusionary Rule

Bilz on Experimental Examination of the Exclusionary Rule Kenworthey Bilz (Northwestern University - School of Law) has posted Dirty Hands or Deterrence? An Experimental Examination of the Exclusionary Rule on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Historically, the Supreme Court has offered two justifications for the Exclusionary Rule: one, it protects the integrity of the judicial system from “dirty” evidence, and two, it deters illegal searches by the police. The former justification has mostly … [Read more...]

Berghuis v. Thompkins- Speak Now or Forever Waive Your Right to Silence?

Berghuis v. Thompkins- Speak Now or Forever Waive Your Right to Silence? In Berghuis v. Thompkins (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court (by a 5-4 vote) continued to tinker with its Miranda decision with the gusto of a model train enthusiast who gets a new layout part. In this latest case, the Court made it a bit easier for prosecutors to offer confessions into evidence. Here's what happened.  Police officers advised murder suspect Thompkins of his Miranda rights to silence, to talk to a … [Read more...]

Drug Case Dismissed After Police Illegally Enter Suspect’s Home

Drug Case Dismissed After Police Illegally Enter Suspect's Home In a recent trafficking in cocaine case that occurred south of Jacksonville, Florida, the criminal case was dismissed after the court found that the drugs were illegally seized when the police entered the defendant's home without consent, a search warrant or exigent circumstances. In order for the police to lawfully enter one's residence, they must either have consent to enter, a valid search warrant or emergency … [Read more...]

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