The law does offer some exemptions for convenience stores when robbery victims suffer injuries on the premises. However, there is no universal convenience store exemption. If a store does not meet strict security...more
There are two interesting opinions I'd like to highlight from this crop.
First, there's United States v. Prado from the Seventh Circuit. Every now and again, in sentencing, a district court will say it can't consider...more
Supreme Court Upholds Warrantless Home Search Where One Occupant Consents Following Suspect’s Arrest -
Overview: The Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can conduct warrantless home searches based upon one...more
There are some good wins in the federal circuits from last week, but I think that perhaps the most interesting is U.S. v. Malenya.
The case deals, primarily, with supervised release conditions. ...more
If you are walking back to your car after shopping at the mall and are mugged in the parking lot, you may be surprised to realize that you can sue the owner of the mall. You may also be able to sue your attacker....more
In November 2011, 39-year old Fairfield resident Henry Albert Smith Jr. allegedly entered a branch of Bank of America wearing a mask, robbed a teller and fled the bank. Tipped off by a customer who followed the suspect from...more
Overview: A California appellate court recently ruled that an involuntary confession motivated by an officer’s false promises of leniency was not admissible at trial. During the interrogation, the officer repeatedly asserted...more
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