There is a question that is rarely asked or addressed by any constituent of the American criminal justice system.
“You have the right to remain silent.” So begins the reading of the Miranda Rights. The name stems from Miranda vs. Arizona (1966), a landmark court case that ended when the U.S.
Why is it that academicians insist on writing books in an obtuse and opaque manner? Are academics incapable of writing in a clear, straightforward manner?
Lawyers learn the art of writing persuasive briefs to win cases, even when their heart does not support the facts of the case or the governing law.
In Speak Freely, Keith Whittington, a professor of politics at Princeton University, defends free speech at colleges and universities, bemoaning that ideological activists, from both left
Usually a work of nonfiction on the topic of a presidential commission is described as scholarly with a dash of dry.
We are soon going to have a clash between President Donald Trump and international law.
President Donald Trump watches a lot of television. Tweets from Mr. Trump's account indicate that his viewing habits include a healthy dose of news programming.
Looking for a good cause for 2018? Something you can do while sitting in your armchair? Something that needs to be done if we are to live in a “clean” planet?
Since 1989, more than 2,000 people have been acknowledged as innocent victims of wrongful conviction.
You don’t find many books like this one in our distempered times.
In September 1983, an intellectually disabled African American teenage boy named Henry McCollum confessed to the brutal rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.
“Blind Injustice provides great insight into how wrongful convictions happen in a system designed to avoid them.”
When a juvenile commits a crime, the constituents of the criminal justice system must answer a question: Is the kid a criminal, or is the criminal a kid?
Cass Sunstein’s latest, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media, is a broad overview of the ways that social media is affecting the health and vitality of contemporary Amer
In a recent interview, Professor Allan Lichtman—who has successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections since 1982—said America’s founding fathers “believed that impeachment was a crit
Geoffrey Stone’s Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century is one of the most importa
“provides a broad and comprehensive framework from which anyone can gain an understanding of the powerful forces that drive the criminal justice system.”
“Yes, I believe [Steven] Avery is innocent. This is my opinion, which I know is not worth very much, but my opinion is based on an assessment of the evidence.”—Jerome F. Buting
Don’t talk to police! What? Why not? Law professor James J. Duane tells you why; and if you do not heed his advice, you do so at your peril. Does that shock you?
“If Americans understood the extent to which policing fails to supervise itself, fails to rid the system of corrupt or corrosive cops, they would likely be shocked.”
American “exceptionalism” has once again become a political headline. Few candidates would dare to challenge the underlying truth that America is simply better than all other nations.
As a defense attorney, M.
“as timely as the headlines in the morning newspaper with regard to one of the knottiest issues in modern jurisprudence.”
Every once in awhile a book comes along that challenges deep seated assumptions and beliefs, upends one’s complacency, and plants seeds of discontent in the mind of the reader.