Florida Supreme Court – PD’s limited funding may present conflict of interest The answer to the question posed by the Miami-Dade Public Defender is YES, constitutional as applied but with a proper showing representation may be declined. – GWC “Whether section 27.5303(1)(d), Florida Statutes (2007), which prohibits a trial court from granting a motion for […]
Feds should disclose all “favorable evidence” – Green Prompted by the disclosure that U.S. Justice Department lawyers hid favorable evidence from the defense in the prosecution of the late Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) last year sponsored the Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act of 2012. The measure had bi-partisan support including from […]
Widener Law School must defend consumer fraud act claims William Walls, Senior U.S. District Judge has denied a motion to dismiss, saying that plaintiffs – Widener Law School grads – have asserted a plausible claim of misrepresentation by the school in its statements regarding employment obtained by its law school graduates.
OTHERWISE: Father of cop cannot hear police cases – NJ Supreme Court. A municipal judge whose son serves in the City’s police force cannot hear any cases with police witnesses, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled, citing Canon 2’s appearance of impropriety standard.
Otherwise: ALI responds to Tobacco Control Center Criticism ALI President Roberta Ramo and Director Lance Liebman have posted The ALI’s Response to the Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education, 98 Iowa L. Rev. Bull 1 (2013). Laposata, et al. called for the ALI to adopt a policy of interest disclosure similar to that of the National Academies: “Until […]
Gideon at 50 Gideon’s Trumpet called for effective assistance of counsel for all charged with a crime. Literature regarding lawyers’ professional responsibility often begins with lilting exhortations to zeal, loyalty, and confidentiality, but we see too little reference to competence. Yet without it, all the good will and loyalty in the world will be of […]