The Law Blog

OFFERS OF PROOF- EXPERT TESTIMONY

Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. January 20, 2017 OFFERS OF PROOF- EXPERT TESTIMONY State v. Rourke, 2017 ME 10 (decided January 17, 2017), demonstrates the importance of thoroughness in presenting offers of proof.  Rourke was charged with OUI

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BODY CAMS FOR SPPD–SECRET POLICY FOR USE.

BODY CAMS FOR SPPD–SECRET POLICY FOR USE. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom January 5, 2017 The South Portland Police Department has announced that it will soon begin equipping its officers with body cameras.  That will make SPPD the largest

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18 U.S.C. SECTION 1001, FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENTS.

18 U.S.C. SECTION 1001, FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENTS. Posted by: Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. November 3, 2016   [W]hoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States,

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QUESTION 1 — LEGAL WEED FOR KIDS.

QUESTION 1 — LEGAL WEED FOR KIDS. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom October 14, 2016 Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says passage of upcoming referendum Question 1, the Marijuana Legalization Act, will make it legal for children to possess

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U.S. RACE & HOMICIDE NUMBERS

Posted by Edmund R. Folsom September 30, 2016 U.S. Race & Homicide Numbers   The recent article in U.S. News & World Report, “Race and Homicide in America, by the Numbers,”*  addresses inter-racial and intra-racial

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ABOUT THE “RIGHT TO SILENCE.”

Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. September 6, 2016 ABOUT THE “RIGHT TO SILENCE.” To begin, this post is for informational purposes only.  It is not legal advice and is not to be considered legal advice. A few years back, to inform

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GOVERNOR LEPAGE’S DRUG DEALER, RACE PROBLEM.

Posted by  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. August 29, 2016 Governor LePage’s Drug Dealer, Race Problem. Maine’s Governor, Paul LePage, recently set off a firestorm with remarks about the racial makeup of Maine’s drug dealing

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EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 3.

EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 3. Posted By:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  August 5, 2016 Alright then, let me finish this business about the illusory promise of the 4th Amendment.  Parts 1 and 2 are here

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EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2.

EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 26, 2016 This is part 2 of my effort to demonstrate that we do not take the 4th Amendment seriously (part 1 is

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TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE.

TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 13, 2016 In Utah v. Strieff, 579 U.S. __ (June 20, 2016), the U.S. Supreme Court continued to whittle away at the exclusionary rule. For the uninitiated, the

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