3 posts categorized "U.S. Supreme Court"

US Supreme Court Limits Police Power to Seize Suspects Incident to a Search of Premises.

Posted by Zukerman on Monday, February 25, 2013

In Bailey v. U.S., 2013 U.S. LEXIS 107, the Supreme Court limited a previous holding that allowed police to detain a suspect incident to the search of a residence. Police were getting ready to execute a search warrant at the apartment of defendant Chunon Bailey when detectives spotted Bailey and... Continue reading "US Supreme Court Limits Police Power to Seize Suspects Incident to a Search of Premises." …

Landmark Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Lawyer’s Free Speech

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, August 3, 2012

It’s a cruel irony that lawyers, perhaps the most verbose citizens in the U.S., have more restrictions placed on their speech than any other citizen. State disciplinary rules and codes of professional responsibility govern what lawyers can and cannot say, how they may say it, and how they can advertise... Continue reading "Landmark Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Lawyer’s Free Speech" …

The exception that may swallow the rule: Williams v. Illinois and the state of the Confrontation Clause

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, June 29, 2012

By: Larry W. Zukerman, Esq. and Mark M. Jablonski, Esq. The Constitution guarantees anybody accused of a crime the opportunity to confront and question their accusers. The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided a case that could narrow that right of confrontation in certain circumstances, a decision that could affect the... Continue reading "The exception that may swallow the rule: Williams v. Illinois and the state of the Confrontation Clause" …