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Jose Padilla v. John Yoo

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On Friday, January 22, 2010, Hirad Dadgostar, Dave Sidhu, and myself filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Padilla v. Yoo.  Our brief was filed on behalf of legal ethics scholars in support of the District Court’s opinion, which allowed Padilla’s claims to move […]

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Criminal Justice: The Flaws and Fallacies of the American Justice System

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This is a little off topic in light of my recent posts about Bankruptcy, but still is a compelling read. Steve Salerno examines the American Justice system for eSkeptic.

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Supreme Court Shows Signs of Reason on Car Searches

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The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Arizona v. Gant restores some sense of reason to the previously unfettered authority of police officers to search a person’s car incident to an arrest.  Full text of the opinion is available here.  Mr. Gant’s case is typical of cases I have encountered in my practice.  While driving in […]

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