Monthly Archives: May 2014

SUPREME COURT RULINGS 5/27/14, THE DEATH PENALTY, DOUBLE JEOPARDY.

Posted May 27, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two criminal cases, summarized below. Death Penalty/Eighth Amendment. In Hall v. Florida, 572 U.S. __ (May 27, 2014), the Court dealt with the

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NO, YOU CANNOT LEGALLY DRIVE A MOPED OR A SCOOTER WHILE YOUR LICENSE IS SUSPENDED.

Posted May 25, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   Twice in the past two weeks, I have been asked whether there’s any substance to the urban myth now circulating that a person under suspension for OUI can legally drive a moped or a scooter

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HUMAN FALLIBILITY AND THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Posted May 10, 2014, by Edmund R. Folsom.   In today’s paper, there’s a story about a retired Portland cop I once knew, and worked with on cases, who’s been indicted for six-figure theft.  This follows the recent indictment

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