June 1, 2006
I'm doing some catching up with some other work today and tomorrow, so I probably won't have anything new until the weekend. I've made some changes in the site again. You can now email the site to your friends (that's the link at the top that says, helpfully, "email this"). I've also set up categories, so that if you're only interested in criminal or civil cases, you can just go to the posts in that subject. ("Constitutional" means criminal cases involving constitutional issues like search and seizure or confrontation.)
If you're new to the site and don't want to wade through a whole bunch of posts, you might want to check out some of these. Here's one on sanctions for frivolous filings. This one discusses whether you can wait until trial to get a complaint tossed because the plaintiff didn't get service. And the ability of the court to negate an arbitration provision in a car purchase contract is discussed here. A recent decision which may allow lawyers to be deposed about what they talk about with expert witnesses is discussed here.
On the criminal side, here's a post on determining the competency of witnesses, and this one is on which drug offenses are allied offenses. The statute of limitations, and whether it runs if the state doesn't do anything to serve an indictment, is discussed here.
For discussions of constitutional issues, here's a post about how State v. Foster might lead to defendants who appeal their sentences getting longer ones. This post discusses whether the police can always frisk after a stop, and here's one on how a "high crime area" affects the question of whether a frisk is permitted in the first place.
See you on Saturday.