The Wall Street Journal explains other rule changes protecting decisions not to testify. Obama’s new rules are expected to eliminate a Bush administration rule that required military judges to tell jurors that defendants seeking to introduce their interrogation statements are avoiding cross-examination. The new rules would also bar jurors from drawing an adverse inference from a detainee’s decision not to testify. … [Read more...] about Obama Will Retain Military Commissions, But Revise the Rules
Retains bragging rights
The third man, whose early jailhouse habeas petition time-barred him from help by the innocence project, served nearly a year more than Adams. He was released sooner than designated when the trial judge said modifying the sentence was in the interest of justice. Still, he remains on the sex offender list. He is not permitted to pick up his child at day care. … [Read more...] about These JD-carrying exonerees are using their experiences to right wrongs
Poll: Which guilt-written-all-over-his-face caption fits best?ABA Journal staff has selected their favorite submissions for the September legal-themed Cartoon Caption Contest. Now it’s your turn. Vote for your favorite before Sept. 29. … [Read more...] about Cartoon poll: Which guilt-written-all-over-his-face caption fits best?
We had a great time reading captions about this suitor bringing his best man—his lawyer—to his marriage proposal. Now it’s your turn to decide on the best one. The caption with the most votes will appear in an upcoming issue of the magazine. … [Read more...] about Cartoon poll: Which caption would you put a ring on?
What’s the prize? Bragging rights. Plus, the winning caption and credit to the caption writer will appear in an upcoming issue of the ABA Journal. … [Read more...] about Cartoon poll: Pick the funniest washed-out witness caption