Lyle Denniston looks at how the sequester could affect the ability of defendants to get justice in court if resources for public defenders are cut.
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Cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing an “unconstitutional witch hunt,” won’t pursue a defense against doping charges by the US Anti-Doping Agency, in the latest twist in an on-going saga.
In the early morning hours of June 3, 1961, in Panama City, Florida, Clarence Earl Gideon was seen coming out of the Bay Harbor Pool Room with a bottle of wine, some cigarettes, and money stuffed in his pocket.
Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line…But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.
When it comes to corporate governance, Congress’s recent work has proved to be both meddlesome and counterproductive; Here is a solution that respects privacy interests even as it offers a constructive way for the reporting of misconduct.