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  • SCOTUS and Searches

    January 13, 2018

    The Fourth Amendment remains a constant source of litigation and interpretation before the Supreme Court, and the first week back in session proved to be no different as the Court heard two cases concerning when police can search a vehicle without a warrant. Byrd v. the United States Mr. Byrd had asked his fiancée to […]

  • Sessions & Drug Laws

    January 10, 2018

    It’s a new year, full of new laws and new policies. California rang in the new year with its law legalizing recreational pot coming into effect, just as Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration had decided to remove the Obama-era policy which prevented federal authorities from enforcing federal drug laws in states […]

  • Brooklyn $148 million Healthcare Bust

    December 18, 2017

    One of the largest busts concerning Medicaid fraud occurred in Brooklyn, where twenty people, four of whom are doctors, were arrested. Fourteen companies were also included on the indictment. All are accused of engaging in a massive scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare organizations out of over $146 million. The Brooklyn District Attorneys […]

  • What is Stop and Frisk

    October 15, 2017

    The current administration has touted its tough stance on criminal justice, calling themselves the ‘Law and Order’ administration. On top of stricter enforcement of drug and immigration laws by the Department of Justice, there have been some calls for ‘stop and frisk’ to be expanded in New York and across the country. It became a […]

  • How can I help my criminal lawyer win my case?

    October 2, 2017

    Having to go to trial for anyone can be stressful and scary. It’s even scarier if you’re facing criminal prosecution and your liberty is at risk. Hopefully you are represented by a competent attorney who has years of experience in defending clients. Even if you have a Perry Mason on your side, there is a […]

  • Hate Crimes September 2017

    September 30, 2017

    The tone across social media, newspapers, and perhaps even in your circle of friends these past few months might seem particularly divisive. Racial tensions continue to grow, and the FBI has reported that incidents of hate crimes in the last year have been on the increase. Unfortunately, in Manhattan, it is no different. This week, […]

  • Weiner Sexting

    September 25, 2017

    The headline sounds like a late-show host’s dream: Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting minor. Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner has just been handed down a sentence for his actions in sending racy and obscene messages last year to a girl who was just 15-years old at the time. Weiner was aware […]

  • The Blotter

    September 19, 2017

    Another installment of The Blotter is here, where we take a look at some of the wildest, weirdest and most confusing crimes from around the world. First, we are going back in time, because this story is something you’d see only in a Hitchcock film – seriously. In 1930, Carl Tanzer was working in a […]

  • The Ready Rule

    September 19, 2017

    If you’re anything like us (or the rest of America), you often peruse Netflix to find the latest releases and most interesting movies to check out. Recently, Netflix came out with a new documentary series, called TIME: The Kalief Browder Story. This is not a review, although I do recommend you check it out. It’s […]

  • Beware the Slander Man

    September 17, 2017

    This blog has featured some of the strangest defenses ever presented. Whether they worked or not varies with the case. But a curious defense presented recently is fitting in the rather curious case of the Slender Man assault. You may have heard of this crime. In 2014, a twelve-year old, Payton Leutner, was stabbed 19 […]