DEA Receiving Tips from the NSA

The Reuters news agency has discovered that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has been receiving “tips” from the NSA, a revelation that has conspiracy theorists and pragmatists alike shaking their heads. The most disturbing part of this disclosure is how the DEA’s use of “parallel construction” enables law enforcement to skirt pretrial discovery rules and hide the […]

A federal judge has overturned an Englewood, Colorado ordinance that seeks to limit where convicted sex offenders can live, calling it a conflict with “the state interest in the uniform treatment, management, rehabilitation, and reintegration of sex offenders during and after state supervision.” The ordinance barred convicted sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of […]

The Department of Justice has announced a new policy to handle low-level drug offenses committed by nonviolent offenders without gang affiliations. The policy is one part of a sweeping prison reform package introduced by Attorney General Eric Holder to an American Bar Association gathering in San Francisco on Monday. Holder unveiled the new policy, which […]

US v Davila

In a unanimous decision, the United State Supreme Court has ruled that a judge’s participation in a plea negotiation does not constitute a reversible error, given the language in the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(h), which stipulates that “a variance from this rule is harmless error if it does not affect substantial rights”. In […]


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