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Utah Law and the Post Conviction Relief Act

The Utah Appellate Court confirmed that there are little exceptions that would allow a defendant to withdraw his guilty plea after sentencing. However, the Appellate Court failed to address one issue that leaves further appellants a chance to try to withdraw a guilty plea after sentencing which is discussed at the end of this post. 1,850 more words

Habeas What?!

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know.  Right now, most everyone loves Maryland’s GOP Governor, Larry Hogan – what with him cutting the toll rates to go over this and that bridge and what not, effective July 1st. 494 more words

Appeals Process and The Alexanders' Wrongful Death Suit

I decided to put together a little blurb about what the appeals process entails for anyone who is curious, or for anyone who is just generally unfamiliar with the appeal process. 1,777 more words

Baltimore's Criminal Justice System Is Seriously Overloaded Thanks to the Arrest of Protesters

Originally published in VICE on May 1, 2015.

Four days after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, and three nights into the citywide 10 PM to 5 AM curfew, Baltimore lawyers and activists are beginning to grapple with exactly how the official response to unrest over the death of Freddie Gray has impacted protesters’ constitutionally protected legal rights. 1,194 more words

Baltimore and Institutionalized Violence

Baltimore is in the thoughts of many people all over the world today. Last night’s violence is now another page in the annals of the often tragic relationship between black people and the police in the United States. 1,693 more words

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Science Caturday: Chimps seek Freedom; Cats Have Other Goals

This week brought confusing news on the legal status of research animals, as a judge in New York state seemed to grant two chimps legal personhood and then revoke it the next day. 152 more words

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Hidden Truth, Legal Rights for Chimps

The hidden truth about legal rights for Hercules and Leo, the NY Chimpanzees making history 

There is great speculation that two Chimpanzees from Long Island NY have been given special human legal rights by a Supreme Court Justice.   2,286 more words