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Archives - October 2009

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Oct

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT THROWS OUT 6500 JUVENILE CASES BECAUSE OF JUDICIAL CORRUPTION

COURT THROWS OUT 6500 JUVENILE CASES BECAUSE OF JUDICIAL CORRUPTION The PA Supreme Court just threw out 6500 juvenile delinquency cases after two judges were indicted for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks from private detention facilities to lock the kids up. The juvenile judges had a plea deal for 7 years in prison …

30
Oct

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL LAW: INVESTIGATING JUROR MISCONDUCT

INVESTIGATION INTO JUROR MISCONDUCT The law governing investigation of juror misconduct is very poorly understood, as this case illustrates. California Code of Civil Procedure secs. 206 and 237 provide that IF you seek disclosure of juror identification information, the court is supposed to notify the jurors and withhold the information IF the jurors object. Remember, …

29
Oct

SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE: PACIFIC TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY RESULTS CALLED INTO QUESTION

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis office said Monday in a news release that officials were sending a letter out to San Diego-based defense attorneys “apprising them of concerns from a toxicology lab about incorrect test results connected to some criminal cases, primarily misdemeanor cases.” So far, no effort has been made to …

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