Fall Legal Updates 2010
Dec 02, 2010
The Legal Update for Fall 2010 features 22 cases which address such issues as:Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the trial court should have allowed false confession expert Dr. Solomon Fulero to testifyCourt...
Summer Legal Updates 2010
Aug 09, 2010
The Legal Update for Summer 2010 features 32 cases which address such issues as:Court upholds confession in which investigators lied about the strength of their evidence during interrogationCourt limits testimony of Professor...
Legal Update April 2010
Apr 19, 2010
In this legal update we are providing you with information on several cases from late 2009 and earlier this year. Here are the issues addressed:Court upholds confession in which investigators lied about...
Legal Update Summer 2009
Nov 04, 2009
The Legal Update for Summer 2009 features 32 cases which address such issues as:Court rejects testimony of Dr. Richard Leo on false confession issueExpert testimony on fabrication of confessions by inmate informants...
Police did not coerce defendant's incriminating statements by conducting fake polygraph test in response to defendant's demands for examination (Sims, Acting P.J.)
Jun 01, 2009
People v. Mays C.A. 3rd; May 8, 2009; C057099
In their opinion the court stated "It is well established, the court noted, that a confession is involuntary if it results...
Court did not commit error in excluding defense expert's testimony regarding false confessions
Jun 01, 2009
Wright v. State S09A0324 (04/28/09)
HEADNOTE: The Supreme Court vacated Kayla R. Wright's aggravated assault conviction, holding that the charge merged as a matter of fact with Wright's malice murder conviction...
Legal Updates May, 2009
May 05, 2009
The Legal Update document for May 2009 includes cases addressing the following issues:
Ambiguous attorney request
Court excludes testimony of Richard Leo
Court excludes testimony of Richard Ofshe
US Supreme Court rules that confessions obtained after six hours by federal investigators may not be admissible
Apr 14, 2009
On April 6, 2009 in the case of Corley v. US, the United States Supreme court ruled the following:
"We hold that S 3501 modified McNabb-Mallory without supplanting it. Under the...
Defendant claims confession was coerced because interrogator was sympathetic, understanding and tried to justify his criminal act - court upholds confession
Mar 03, 2009
In the case of State v. Parker, the Court of Appeals of South Carolina stated that "Few criminals feel impelled to confess to the police purely of their own accord without any...
Legal Update February, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
The Legal Update document for February 2009 includes cases†addressing†the following issues:
Ambiguous lawyer request
Two cases regarding an ambiguous request to invoke Fifth Amendment right to remain silent