The failure to aggressively prosecute crimes like rape and sexual assault marginalizes racial and other minorities who are already under-served by the legal system, argues a law professor in a forthcoming paper in the Richmond University Law Review.
As the U.S. recovers from the pandemic, courtrooms around the country are beginning to reopen. That’s a major step back to normalcy, but it also means a steep learning curve for all the players—especially for young lawyers whose only experience of a courtroom this year was “virtual.”
The order came in response to a complaint by a public defender who argued the masks were divisive. “The Judiciary must maintain itself as an unbiased and independent branch of Maryland state government,” ruled District Court Chief Judge John Morrissey.
Citing undue influence from the media and the public, as well as skepticism around one juror’s candor, Chauvin’s attorney Eric Nelson filed a motion requesting a new trial, a request that experts say is unlikely to succeed.
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense, marking the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice Amy Coney Barrett came on board in October.
A high school cheerleader’s online rant against her school and cheerleading squad has sparked a Supreme Court case that weighs the rights of schools to police student speech that occurs off campus and outside of any school sponsored forum.