The Santa Case

December 13, 2010 by Ken Lammers  
Filed under Criminal Court

Berkowski on the Admissibility of Grand Jury Testimony Against the Government

December 13, 2010 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
Filed under Criminal Court

Brandon Berkowski has posted Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(1)'s 'Similar Motive' Test and the Admissibility of Grand Jury Testimony against the Government (Fordham Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 3, 2010) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Note examines the...

Moriarty on the NAS Report on Forensic Science

December 13, 2010 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
Filed under Criminal Court

Jane Campbell Moriarty (University of Akron School of Law) has posted Will History Be Servitude?: The NAS Report on Forensic Science and the Role of the Judiciary (Utah Law Review, Vol. 2010, No. 2, 2010) on SSRN. Here is the...

MADD’s Futile “War on Drunk Driving”

December 13, 2010 by Lawrence Taylor  
Filed under DUI

MADD continues to claim victory in it’s aging "War on Drunk Driving", citing its own self-serving statistics.  See for example, Lies, Damned
Lies and Madd Statistics
, MADD "Statistics Again Debunked and A Closer Look at DUI Fatality Statistics.  But the reality is that unconstitutional laws, unfair procedures, Draconian penalties and rampant denial of due process have done little if anything to reduce the incidence of drunk driving.


40 Million in U.S. Driving Drunk or Drugged

Bloomberg Business News, Dec. 9 – Despite massive efforts to curb drunk driving, some 30 million Americans are driving drunk and another 10 million are driving drugged each year, federal officials report.

In fact, in some states the number of drunk and drugged drivers tops 20 percent, according to a report released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

"This is a pretty high percentage of people that are operating a motor vehicle under the influence of something," said Peter Delany, director of SAMHSA’s Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality…

On the plus side, there has been a small drop in the rate of drunk and drugged driving in the past few years.

Data from 2002 to 2005 shows the annual rate of drunk driving has dropped from 14.6 percent to 13.2 percent, compared with data from 2006 to 2009. In the same time periods, the annual rate of drugged driving dropped from 4.8 percent to 4.3 percent, according to the report.

In all, 12 states had a reduction in drunk driving, and seven have seen lower levels of drugged driving…

Anna Duerr, a spokeswoman for the advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said her organization was pleased to see a decline in the numbers of drunk and drugged drivers. 


MADD is declaring victory in its "War on Drunk Driving" after a slightly more than one-percent drop?  As I wrote over four years ago, perhaps it’s time to take another approach to the drunk driving problem.  See
Time For a Change.

Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads

December 12, 2010 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
Filed under Criminal Court

are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 351 The Facade of FCPA Enforcement Mike Koehler, Butler University College of Business, Date posted to database: November 9, 2010 2 307 Good Faith, New Law, and the Scope...

Ross on Prisoner Resistance to Abuse

December 11, 2010 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
Filed under Criminal Court

Jeffrey Ian Ross (School of Criminal Justice - University of Baltimore) has posted Resisting the Carceral State: Prisoner Resistance from the Bottom Up (Social Justice, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 28-45, 2010) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When an...

Yesterday’s criminal law/procedure cert grant

December 11, 2010 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
Filed under Criminal Court

is Tapia v. United States, described as follows at ScotusBlog, which links to the opinion below and will link to cert papers when available: The new criminal sentencing case the Court agreed to review is Tapia v. U.S. (10-5400), testing...

Miller on the Fourth Amendment in Hotel Rooms

December 11, 2010 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
Filed under Criminal Court

Jason C. Miller has posted Do Not Disturb: Fourth Amendment Expectations of Privacy in Hotel Rooms on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Do Not Disturb addresses the sometimes thorny issue of when occupants of a hotel room have standing under...

Hansen on Evidence Obtained During Extraordinary Renditions

December 10, 2010 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
Filed under Criminal Court

Victor Hansen (New England Law) has posted Use and Misuse of Evidence Obtained During Extraordinary Renditions: How Do We Avoid Diluting Fundamental Protections? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers and questions the ways in which grand schemes...

Name That Pic – 09 December 2010

December 9, 2010 by Ken Lammers  
Filed under Criminal Court

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