Tagged: criminal law

Youth Matters, But Does it Matter Enough?

Written by John Mercurio Towards the end of 2002 Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad committed several shootings in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, killing ten people and injuring several others....

People v. Cortez 0

People v. Cortez

The appeal addressed two issues: (1) the constitutional right of a criminal defendant to have conflict-free representation at trial, and (2) the use of a defendant’s state of mind months and years before perpetration...

People v. Lamont 0

People v. Lamont

In November 2008, a Wendy’s employee in Rochester, New York, was preparing food for the day when he heard knocking on the back door. Through the security camera, the employee observed two masked men...

People v. Jarvis 0

People v. Jarvis

Defendant was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree following a jury trial in 1991. In an earlier direct appeal, Defendant’s convictions were affirmed. However, in 2012, the appellate division granted...

4th Department: People v. Philippe 0

4th Department: People v. Philippe

This case involved an appeal from a conviction for three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and one count of reckless endangerment in the first degree.  The defendant...

New York Court of Appeals: People v. Garcia 0

New York Court of Appeals: People v. Garcia

The Court in this case considered whether a police officer must have reasonable suspicion to ask the occupants of a lawfully-stopped vehicle whether they possess any weapons.  The Court extended its holding from Debour...

Article: Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime?  The Politics of Immigration Enforcement and the Provision of Sanctuary 0

Article: Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime? The Politics of Immigration Enforcement and the Provision of Sanctuary

In September 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the federal criminal conviction of humanitarian Daniel Millis for placing water for migrants crossing the United States-Mexico border in the...