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Prosecutors Strike Out on Barry Bonds as Ninth Circuit Narrows Obstruction Strike Zone

By Sanjay Bhandari, Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., and Charles A. Stillman The indictment and trial of famed baseball slugger Barry Bonds for perjury and obstruction of justice drew nationwide attention. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ April...

State Net
State Net Criminal Law Update: Nearly Half of States Made Criminal Sentencing Changes in 2014

Twenty-three states enacted 51 bills last year dealing with sentencing and criminal penalties, according to the State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation database provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Pew Charitable Trusts’...

State Net
State Net Criminal Law Update: Prison Reform Boosted by Alliances of Conservatives and Liberals

In rare displays of bipartisanship, state legislative coalitions of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans are overhauling sentencing procedures and making other important changes in criminal justice laws. Legislatures in Alabama and Maryland...

JeffTomczak
How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You

(Image credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Law3.jpg) People or organizations embroiled in lawsuits due to accusations of criminal misconduct need to engage the services of a attorney to defend themselves. It is the duty of...

Real Law Editorial Team
This Is Real Law: The Power of Knowledge: Publishing Legal Information to Fight Arbitrary Detention

You’re in a police cell. It’s dark, and it reeks of sweat and urine. If you’re lucky, you aren’t hurt. Even if you are injured, provided it’s not serious, you might have other things on your mind. If you’re a lawyer...

Peter J. Gallagher
Indigent Corporations Are People Too! New Jersey Court Holds That Indigent Corporations Are Entitled To Appointed Counsel, Just Not Public Defenders

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) Anyone who has watched Law & Order or any other police procedural probably knows the Miranda warnings by heart, including the part about the perpetrators having the right to an attorney and the right to...