criminal defense

The American Criminal Justice System: Basically, You’re Fucked

That headline is not hyperbole. You absolutely do not want to get involved in the American criminal justice system. It’s a one-way street to being proper fucked, and nobody really seems to care whether you actually did anything wrong.

Podcast #17: Ken White on Popehat, Censorious Douchebags, and Building a Successful Law Firm

Ken White and his partner started his firm with rented desks and unreliable phones and built their firm to around a dozen lawyers today. Meanwhile, he became a champion of free speech by defending bloggers threatened by censorious douchebags. He also reveals the secret of the name Popehat. Sam & Aaron start out today's show by talking about legal hacking, about which Aaron is a little confused and Sam is pretty interested.

“Drop this Case, I Give Him the Pudding”

You may think this is just simple pudding, but you know what they say: pudding … has some proof in it.

The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice Among the Worst of the Worst

If you want to read a book about the pros and cons of the death penalty, this is not it. The Death of Punishment fails to do much more than further Professor Robert Blecker's career as a crusader for the death penalty.

Gideon: 50 Years of a Half-Hearted Right to Counsel

The US Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision Gideon v. Wainwright 50 years ago today, on March 18, 1963. In its decision, the Court decided that the federal right to counsel must be extended to state prosecutions: any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a […]

Criminal Defense Lawyers Are the Nicest Lawyers

Is criminal defense law the secret to law practice happiness? Survey says maybe.

The (Awesome) Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law

This is way cooler than that illustrated amicus brief everybody freaked out about last week. That was pretty cool, don't get me wrong. But this!