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Searching Student Smart Phones in The Wake of Riley V. California

In the recent, landmark case of Riley v. California, the United States Supreme Court held that the police may not search digital data on the cell phone of an arrestee without a warrant, reasoning that smart phones not only...more

Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans [Video]

Co-sponsored by Fenwick & West and Microsoft, Equal Justice Works Fellow Leo Flor is building enduring capacity in Washington State for complementary civil representation of criminal justice-involved veterans through client...more

University of Florida Quarterback Is Reinstated After Accuser Withdraws Sexual Assault Complaint

James Ryan, the Partner-in-Charge of the Education Litigation Department of Cullen and Dykman LLP was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, regarding the highly publicized University of Florida (the...more

U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Raises Questions About Cell Phone Searches in Schools

The long-standing test for searching students at school requires that the search must be based on a “reasonable suspicion” that the student violated a school rule or law. A recent criminal decision from the United States...more

Illinois Felony Hazing Law Held Constitutional

In a criminal prosecution of four former fraternity members, a state judge ruled yesterday that the Illinois Hazing Act’s broad definition of “hazing” is sufficiently clear to withstand a constitutional challenge. ...more

Impact On Employers And Schools Of Illinois Supreme Court’s Rejection Of Eavesdropping Law

Employers, schools, and other entities have long relied on the Illinois Eavesdropping Act to prohibit individuals from recording conversations, meetings, classes, and other activities without the consent of all participants....more

NCAA Gives Deference To The U – How Sanctions Against Miami May Affect Future Investigations

In a Twitter world of brief news updates, the NCAA’s tweet at 6:55 AM on October 22nd was blunt, but not unexpected – “Miami failed to monitor activities of a major booster, resulting in a decade of violations.” While the...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Taking Custody of Minor from School: Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity from Claims of Unlawful Arrest...

Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more

The "Teachers' Defence": Section 43 in the Modern World

Originally published in Leadership Update, Volume 9 - Number 3. An increasing number of teachers are being criminally charged with assault in Alberta. Sometimes these allegations are exaggerated or maliciously brought...more

NC Supreme Court Upholds Private College Campus Police Power

The North Carolina Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in State v. Yencer, upholding the constitutionality of Davidson College’s law enforcement authority under the State’s Campus Police Act. In ruling in...more

Corporatize Corruption

Corporatize Corruption: Its a win win situation for all concerned, our government stands to gain by way of taxes from the government officials which opens up the largest segment for earning tax, the officials stand to gain by...more

Supreme Court Decides Two Cases Involving Student Interrogations by Non-School Officials

The United State Supreme Court recently decided two cases involving non-school officials’ interrogations of students on school grounds. In Camreta v. Greene, an Oregon child protective services caseworker and a police officer...more

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution-Lloyd Msipa

The Death Penalty, National Security and the Zimbabwe Constitution The Zimbabwe government through the inclusive government is currently carrying out rigorous outreach programs in Zimbabwe and abroad over the contents of...more

UWO Arrest: Justified or Abuse of Power?

When UWO student Irnes Zeljkovic was arrested, little did he know that the YouTube video of his arrest would created shockwaves throughout Ontario. It shows Zeljkovic being arrested by upward of 6 UWO Campus Police officers...more

Safford Unified School District #1, et al. v. Redding

Opinion

Supreme Court: Strip-Search of Teenager Violated Constitutional Rights The Supreme Court delivered a 8-1 opinion ruling that a strip-search of a thirteen-year-old girl by school officials looking for an ibuprofen tablet...more

The Power and Effect of Scaring White, Suburban Voters: How Our Politicians, Criminal Justice System, and Supreme Court Use...

Fear can be a powerful tool: our politicians warn us that drugs and violence are seeping into our safe communities, and that, if elected, they can help put a stop to it. Once elected, these mostly white men support Criminal...more

Due Process & Its Effects on Police Powers

An essay that Ryan Venables completed discussing the effects of due process and its effects on police powers in Canada....more

EL JUICIO ORAL

Versión revisada (2003) del capítulo presentado en el libro Nuevo Proceso Penal (2000, varios autores)....more

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