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A Layman’s Guide to #FreeMeek

A Layman’s Guide to #FreeMeek

Rap and hip-hop die hards took to the streets of Philadelphia last week to protest the prison sentence handed down to hip-hop artist Robert Williams, known to his fans as Meek Mill. While out of prison on probation, Meek Mill failed a urine test, and the judge...
The Debate Over Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Debate Over Civil Asset Forfeiture

A viral video making its rounds on social media has reignited public interest in civil asset forfeiture laws and the place of police to seize personal property. In early September, a police officer outside of the University of California at Berkeley cited a man...
Hate Crimes: A Punishment for Thoughts?

Hate Crimes: A Punishment for Thoughts?

In the wake of the clashes between fascist demonstrators in Charlottesville and their opponents who have championed the removal of statues praising Confederate soldiers and generals, the public has been pushing for stronger and stronger punishments for self-proclaimed...
Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions

Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions

A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a unanimous 8-0 decision that spoke to the very sticky deportation case of Juan Esquivel-Quintana and the way that well-meaning laws can have unintended consequences. The premise of the case goes like...
Cyberbullying and Revenge Porn Laws

Cyberbullying and Revenge Porn Laws

The internet was ablaze as another Kardashian flame war took place between Robert Kardashian and his wife, who goes by the stage name Blac Chyna. Long story short, Rob caught his wife cheating and leaked nude photos of her with a caption about her infidelity. While...
RCO Doctrine and the Trial of Joseph Dotterweich

RCO Doctrine and the Trial of Joseph Dotterweich

To what extent is an executive responsible for the actions of his or her subordinates? This was the question behind the creation of the Responsible Corporate Officer (RCO) doctrine, which states that officers can be convicted of violating federal laws if there was...
Technology and its Role in Criminal Justice

Technology and its Role in Criminal Justice

Ten years after the invention of the iPhone, technology continues to move along at a breakneck pace, with modern society racing to keep up. Among the most interested in these changes are the police. Law enforcement is concerned both about keeping up with new tech, and...
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