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July 2014 Archives

Wrongful conviction & exoneration are television's newest themes

Many of our recent posts have focused on the problems of wrongful conviction, flawed forensic science, prosecutorial misconduct and other factors that cause innocent individuals to be locked up for crimes they didn’t commit. Since it was founded in 1992, the Innocence Project has been working tirelessly to exonerate defendants who have been railroaded and then forgotten by the criminal justice system.

Drug crime sentencing reform finally takes root in the U.S.

The United States may be changing course on long-held drug laws and policies. The policies, which have called for increasingly harsh sentences for drug offenders, have done effectively nothing to curb the use and sale of illegal drugs in America. Rather, these policies have only swelled prison populations by imposing disproportionately long sentences for drug crimes, even non-violent ones.

When are juvenile offenders supposed to be treated like adults?

One of the most controversial issues in the American criminal justice system is the way that juvenile offenders are treated, regarded and prosecuted. The issue is often as vexing for criminal defense attorneys as it is for prosecutors and legislators.

Prosecutor misconduct alleged in 1980s Louisiana drug case

Many of our recent posts have discussed wrongful conviction based on law enforcement misconduct. The news lately has been full of stories involving Louisiana defendants who were exonerated after spending decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. In many cases, defendants were convicted based on “confessions” they gave because interrogators coerced them, assaulted them or lied to them.

Facebook defies over-sharing rep by challenging search warrants

Facebook has earned criticism over the years for collecting unprecedented amounts of data from its users and then capitalizing on it. None of us know exactly how much of our private information has been sold to advertisers at Facebook’s discretion.

Meet Attorney Guillory

Attorney Joshua S. Guillory was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. Upon graduating high school from Alexandria Senior High, he enrolled in classes at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Josh was a member of Mu Kappa Tau, a national honor society for marketing majors, while attending... Read More

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