Mimesis Law
28 June 2017

July2016

  • Why Does Adnan Syed Get a New Trial?

    by - Jul 1, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    July 1, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Adnan Syed has won himself a rare new trial based on the ineffective assistance of his trial counsel, Cristina Gutierrez. For those of our readership unfamiliar with ineffective assistance of counsel,...
  • Raymond Jennings’s Ongoing Nightmare

    by - Jul 1, 2016
    (Comments: 1)
    July 1, 2016 (Fault Lines) — After I wrote about Raymond Jennings, who was recently released after spending over a decade in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, I received an email from his lawyer,...
  • Police Video is Good for Transparency, Except in North Carolina

    by - Jul 1, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    July 1, 2016 (Fault Lines) — In Texas, people are somewhat spoiled. Here, anything collected by the government is presumed to be a public record and is accessible to any member of the public who requests...
  • Keep Qualified Immunity…For Now

    by - Jul 1, 2016
    (Comments: 12)
    July 1, 2016 (Mimesis Law) – The discussion over the Supreme Court’s decision in Utah v. Strieff is still hot. But some of the discussion has moved away from the merits of Justice Thomas’ opinion. Now,...
  • Drunk DA Francesca Estevez Dodges A DUI

    by - Jul 1, 2016
    (Comments: 4)
    July 1, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Drunk driving is terrible, heinous, a blight on society. Sometimes. Other times, not so much. KOB has obtained shocking video of what appears to be a drunk driver dangerously...
  • Judge Aaron Persky & You: Who’s The Dumbass?

    by - Jul 1, 2016
    (Comments: 27)
    July 1, 2016 (Fault Lines) – Judge Aaron Persky is Public Internet Enemy Number One. The Guardian reports a stunning display of racism by the judge in not giving a Latino man the same sweet deal...

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