Fatigued Bus Driver Crashes Bus

June 14, 2011 by Legal Information  
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Large interstate bus crashes have brought awareness to driver fatigue as fatal crash reports grow bigger.
Two weeks ago four women in Virginia were killed and many were injured when the driver of a 59-passenger bus toppled northward on Interstate 95. The bus was traveling from North Carolina to New York as it flipped over once the driver woke up and swerved back onto the road.
The driver, Kin Yui Cheung, age 37, is charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Sleep scientists and safety advocates say the roots of these …

Malta Legalizes Divorce

June 13, 2011 by Family Law  
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From ABC News: A weekend referendum in the Mediterranean island of Malta found majority support for the introduction of divorce laws. But it was a tight win for the pro-divorce movement, with just over 53 per cent voting in favour…

What People Think of Us

June 13, 2011 by Ken Lammers  
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I was bouncing around a few internet bulletin boards reading the local gossip (a guilty pleasure) and I ran across these wonderful words describing how people perceive attorneys:

Post One -
“Lawyers are no good. They are why the Nation is in the shape that it is in. I have watched how they treat people in court. They defend the worthless and it doesnt matter who the victim is they will go down fighting for people who have raped sold drugs and have killed. Theres no honor in how they treat the victims of crimes. The good olboy system, all the Attorney’s get in the back room and make deals. It is actually pretty crappy. I have heard some say if that individual stole my stuff they need to be hung. I guess its ok they steal the average Joe’s stuff. Dump A– should not have left it out. Lawyers are worthless.”

Post Two -
“Don’t think they [attorneys] are on drugs but they are responible for alot of crimes going unreported because people know how they will be treated in the courts by the Attorney’s and Judges who are Attorney’s. A convicted felons word will be take over a law abiding citizen or police officer. I got a speeding ticket and had to be in court and the Judge talked to this guy like he was a dog because he was upset that the case was being put off again and he was trying to explain that he had a family to support and needed to work and that he had already missed three days work to testify in a case where his house had been broken into. This is how the system treats the people for being honest and law abiding. Its all ok the Judge got paid over $100,000.00 a year and the Attorney will get paid by the tax payer merry christmas.”

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Good to feel so loved . . .

Mansfield, Ohio considers avoiding prison-based gerrymandering

June 13, 2011 by Prison Policy Initiative  
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Added Mansfield, Ohio considers avoiding prison-based gerrymandering to the Prisoners of the Census Blog.

Abrams on Terrorism Prosecutions, Constitutional Evidence Rules, and Coerced Confessions

June 11, 2011 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
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Norman Abrams (UCLA Law School) has posted Terrorism Prosecutions in Federal Court: Exceptions to Constitutional Evidence Rules and the Development of a Cabined Exception for Coerced Confessions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The issue of where to prosecute Guantanamo…

Wedding Movies

June 11, 2011 by Family Law  
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What’s with the wedding movie craze? See about it here. MR

Wedding Movies

June 11, 2011 by Family Law  
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What’s with the wedding movie craze? See about it here. MR

Wilson on Cognitive Bias and Witness Communications

June 11, 2011 by CrimProf BlogEditor  
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Melanie D. Wilson (University of Kansas – School of Law) has posted Quieting Cognitive Bias with Standards for Witness Communications (Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 62, No. 101, 2011) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Last year, as part of a…

Boat Operator Kills 2 Middleburd Students

June 11, 2011 by Legal Information  
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A boating operator and his son have been cited with reckless operation for the death of two Middleburg High School students.
49 year old Ted Hanner was operating his 1985 Baja bass boat when he left the boats controlling to go pump the fuel bulb on the other side. The boat was running ragged while Hanner was trying to add fuel to the motor.
Without control, the boat headed north and crashed into a tree 3 feet away from the water. Hanner’s son, Travis, age 17, and his girlfriend were sitting in …

California Assembly passes bill to end prison-based gerrymandering

June 10, 2011 by Prison Policy Initiative  
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Added California Assembly passes bill to end prison-based gerrymandering to the Prisoners of the Census Blog.

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