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Dec

SAN DIEGO CIVIL RIGHTS: JUROR ASSAULTED/ARRESTED BY COURTHOUSE DEPUTY

For John Stephens, the injuries have healed, but the memories have yet to fade. Click HERE to see the video of the news story. “I remember thinking, ‘What is going on here?’” said Stephens, a retired school bus driver and former Navy sailor. In July 2010, Stephens was summoned to jury at the downtown courthouse. …

6
Jul

LAW OFFICES OF MARY PREVOST: U.S. SUPREME CURT GRANTS CERTIORARI IN NEW EVIDENCE CASE POST BULLCOMING

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Williams v. Illinois. The case is a DNA confrontation case where an expert witness rendered an expert opinion based upon the DNA work of others. The case squarely addresses the issue unresolved by Bullcoming as to whether or not the Confrontation Clause permits an expert witness to …

13
Mar

CALIFORNIA CIVIL RIGHTS CASES: ANOTHER CASE OF OVERDETENTION

This is a § 1983 civil rights case regarding “overdetention” of jail inmates. Here, the Court held that overdetention of 27 hours was not a matter of deliberate indifference (See, Monell 436 U.S. 691) where administrative processing led to 43 overdetentions and 50,957 timely releases, and where new procedures had ‘dramatically decreased’ overdetentions. MSJ properly …

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