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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Internet Crime Growing

From SFGate.com: Criminal attacks against major Web sites have grown so common that Internet users have no reliable way to know which sites are safe to visit, no matter how well known those destinations are, security experts say.

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May 7, 2008 in Criminal Law | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ninth Circuit Affirms Grant of Habeas Based on DNA Expert's Exaggerated Claims

From latimes.com:  "A Nevada man sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl should be freed or given a new trial because a prosecution expert exaggerated the strength of the DNA evidence against him, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday."  You can read the rest of the article here and the Ninth Circuit's 2-1 decision here [Mike Mannheimer].

May 6, 2008 in DNA | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Uma Thurman Stalker Convicted

From the New York Times: Jack Jordan, a University of Chicago graduate turned drifter who lived in his car, was found guilty on Tuesday of stalking the actress Uma Thurman, the star of edgy, violent movies like “Kill Bill” and “Pulp Fiction."

He was also found guilty of one count of second-degree aggravated harassment, but was acquitted of two additional counts of second-degree aggravated harassment.

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