June 19, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Griffen Thorne, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2015, discusses the intricacies of double jeopardy and the point at which jeopardy is thought to first occur... Double jeopardy is among the most complex doctrines of constitutional criminal procedure and ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered changes to controversial proposed legislation which rights groups believe would effectively deny women protection from domestic violence and forced marriage. Article 26 of the proposed criminal procedure law expressly prohibits "relatives" from ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday encouraged Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to refuse to sign a law passed by parliament that they say would deny women protection from domestic violence and forced marriage. Article 26 of the proposed criminal procedure law prohibits authorities from speaking ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Martin Mulhall the court addressed the issue of whether an employer and union can violate Section 302 of Labor Management Relations Act by entering into a neutrality agreement. An employee had filed the ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Kansas v. Cheever the court heard arguments on whether it violates the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if a defendant offers expert testimony to show he or she lacked a requisite mental state at the time of the ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in United States v. Davila that judicial participation in plea negotiations does not automatically require vacatur of a defendant's guilty plea. Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1) provides that "he court must not participate in discussions." Rule 11(h) ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Henderson v. United States that an error is "plain" within the meaning of Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 52(b) so long as the error was plain at the time of appellate review, even if that error is based on legal opinions announced since the original incident ...[read more]
January 22, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Sri Lankan Parliament on Tuesday voted 110-33 in favor of legislation extending the detention time for suspects arrested by police from 24 to 48 hours. Under the newly-amended law, titled, "Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Bill," police may detain and question a person who has ...[read more]
November 29, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Henderson v. United States on appellate review for plain error. The question before the court was whether, under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 52(b), an appellate court reviewing a trial court decision for "plain error," when a matter of ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Smith v. United States the court heard arguments on the burden of proof in conspiracy cases. At issue is a jury instruction that allowed jurors to assume that the defendants did not abandon the conspiracy unless the defendants ...[read more]

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