Dallas Cowboy Player Charged with Manslaughter

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The Associated Press has reported that Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident Saturday, and teammate Josh Brent was charged with manslaughter in connection with his death. Brent was speeding when […]

The Perfect Gift for the Criminal Defense Attorney in Your Life

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I had lunch with my good friends Anna and Andy today. We were attending a yearly seminar for criminal defense attorneys in the French Quarter, and had taken a walk together to get some lunch. […]

Criminal Court Budget Crisis is a Crisis of “Over-prosecution”

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New Orleans Criminal Court

The judges of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court pleaded with the the New Orleans City Council on Monday to spare the court’s budget from a proposed 31 percent cut. The budget proposed by Mayor Mitch […]

Marijuana Legal in Colorado and Washington… or is it?

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Photo by the Colorado Marijuana Initiative

After Tuesday’s election, marijuana is now legal in Washington and Colorado.  Penalties for adults over the age of 21 possessing up to an ounce of marijuana have been eliminated, […]

Putting a Price on Crime

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What costs 70 billion dollars a year, and is generally regarded as an abject failure? Answer: our criminal justice system. In the last 20 years, the incarceration rate in this country has quadrupled, but the crime problem […]

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