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Monday, September 4, 2006

This Week's Top Five Crim Papers

Ssrn_17_15The top 5 crim papers for this week, with number of recent downloads, from SSRN are:

(1) 125 Originalists, Politics, and Criminal Law on the Rehnquist Court
Rachel Barkow,
New York University - School of Law,
Date posted to database: June 22, 2006
Last Revised: July 13, 2006
(2) 118 The Multiple Dimensions of Tunnel Vision in Criminal Cases
Keith A. Findley, Michael Scott,
University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Wisconsin Law School,
Date posted to database: June 23, 2006
Last Revised: June 23, 2006
(3) 117 Manson v. Brathwaite Revisited: Towards a New Rule of Decision for Due Process Challenges to Eyewitness Identification Procedures
Timothy O'Toole, Giovanna E. Shay,
Affiliation Unknown, Yale University,
Date posted to database: July 14, 2006
Last Revised: July 14, 2006
(4) 107 Well Excuse Me! - Remorse, Apology, and Criminal Sentencing
Jeffrie G. Murphy,
Arizona State University College of Law,
Date posted to database: June 23, 2006
Last Revised: July 25, 2006
(5) 87 The First Amendment as Criminal Procedure
Daniel J. Solove,
George Washington University Law School,
Date posted to database: August 18, 2006
Last Revised: August 29, 2006

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Growth in Forensic Science and White Collar Crime Courses in Colleges

No doubt CSI and Enron have something to do with this trend.  Story....

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"CSI: Crime Scene Investment?"

Infamous murder addresses--from the Scott Peterson bungalow in Modesto, CA to the Boulder, CO house where JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in 1996--rake in the dough.  And apparently it's not just because of their popular locations.  The Kansas house where BTK killer Dennis Rader killed 10 between 1974 and 1991 generated a bidding war.  I wouldn't want the camera crews...or the ghosts. [Michele Berry]

September 4, 2006 in News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, September 3, 2006

New Orleans Man Forgotten in Prison During Post-Katrina

From Times-Picaune.com:  Gregory Lewis of New Orleans spent nine months in jail without ever appearing in court, awaiting the day when someone would figure out he hadn't a way out of the post-Hurricane Katrina debacle critics say the city's criminal justice system has become.

The case was misdemeanor possession of both marijuana and a glass pipe crusted with crack cocaine. The maximum penalty is six months in jail.

But Lewis, 45, never had a chance to enter a plea, let alone fight his case the way the Constitution allows. Sprung from the St. Charles Parish Prison in early July, prosecutors in

New Orleans refused to drop the case, saying his right to a speedy trial had not been violated.

Lewis is an example of the kind of cases Judge Arthur Hunter has vowed to start reviewing for possible release as of Aug. 29, the one-year anniversary of the hurricane

Pre-Katrina, the poor typically had to get arrested in order to receive drug rehabilitation, said Pamela Metzger, director of the Tulane Law Clinic, which recently welcomed nearly 100 student attorneys to continue the clinic's work on digging out cases others in the system have either ignored or missed. Rest of Article. . . 

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