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Texas Court: Warrant Needed to Draw Blood in DWI Cases

November 27th, 2014

  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 • Drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional, the state’s highest criminal court ruled on Wednesday. The decision by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals likely invalidates state law that had provided police with several circumstances in which they didn’t [...]

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Four Ways Officer Darren Wilson And The Ferguson Police Could Still Be Held Accountable In Court

November 26th, 2014

  by Ian Millhiser Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:51 am Updated: November 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm “Four Ways Officer Darren Wilson And The Ferguson Police Could Still Be Held Accountable In Court” Monday night, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot and [...]

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Columnist William Greider – Should We Impeach Chief Justice John Roberts?

November 26th, 2014

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:59By William Greider, The Nation | Op-Ed Republicans like to talk about impeaching President Obama, but there is a far more deserving candidate for impeachment—Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court. While the Republicans in Congress have blocked Democrats from enacting much of substance, the GOP majority in control of the Court has been [...]

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The Feds Should Charge Darren Wilson…But they can’t, because the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law he violated.

November 26th, 2014

  By Mark Joseph Stern Attorney General Eric Holder holds a news conference discussing the Justice Department’s investigation of the shooting of Michael Brown in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 4, 2014. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters Following the news that a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, attention turned [...]

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Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop

November 25th, 2014

  It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police. Chase Madar  November 24, 2014   How to police the police is a question as old as civilization, now given special urgency by a St. Louis County grand jury’s return of a “no bill” of indictment for Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in his fatal [...]

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SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WILL SCOTT OF PIKEVILLE MAY RUN FOR GOVERNOR

November 25th, 2014

  Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott says he may seek GOP nomination for governor BY JACK BRAMMER jbrammer@herald-leader.comNovember 24, 2014 Updated 3 hours ago FacebookTwitterGoogle PlusRedditE-mailPrint   Will T. Scott said people have been encouraging him to run in the 2015 race.   RECENT HEADLINES Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott says he [...]

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Senator-Elect Proposes Appeals Deadlines, Judge Term Limits

November 25th, 2014

  Angela Morris, Texas LawyerNovember 24, 2014    | 0 Comments SHARE Jorgen Mcleman A senator-elect who unseated a six-term incumbent has prefiled legislation that turns the heads of many legal observers. Sen.-elect Don Huffines, R-Dallas, has proposed deadlines for appellate courts and punishments for justices who don’t meet deadlines. He also proposed that high court jurists should only serve [...]

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O’Connell: New evidence rule vindication

November 24th, 2014

  Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal 7:27 p.m. EST November 21, 2014   Vilified for demanding that judges stop “disingenuous maneuvering” by defense lawyers in drunken-driving cases, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell said he feels vindicated now that the Kentucky Supreme Court has officially banned the moves he complained about.   “I am very pleased,” O’Connell said [...]

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U.S. today looks too much like George III’s Britain

November 24th, 2014

  BY THOMAS E. TEMPLIN November 24, 2014 Updated 51 minutes ago Americans have often looked to the era of the nation’s founding as a way of gaining insight into their own later times. To do this now, in the 21st century, requires facing up to certain truths that are both illuminating and dismaying. One of [...]

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COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE JOY A. MOORE HAS A NEW NAME….JOY A. KRAMER

November 21st, 2014

JUDGE  JOY MOORE HAS APPARENTLY REMARRIED AND NOW GOES BY THE NAME OF JUDGE JOY A. KRAMER. This information was posted by AOC on Nov. 21, 2014  

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