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Re-elect Mark Ober, State Attorney

Every now and then you hear something that makes you scratch your head. We just had that reaction when we heard that someone has decided to run against Hillsborough County State Attorney, Mark Ober. Like most of us, most of … Continue reading

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We Must Not Tolerate the Use of Secret Software in Our Criminal Courts

A recent article published in Slate.com by Rebecca Wexler, a fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and visiting scholar at Berkeley School of Law’s Human Rights Center, highlights a real problem – the inability to test the efficacy of … Continue reading

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A Call to Action – We, the People, Govern not the Spy Agencies

As you can imagine, it is rare for a law firm whose practice focuses on financial crimes and general criminal defense to advocate a criminal investigation and prosecution but this is one of those times. The New York Times reported … Continue reading

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Stop and Think Before Hitting the “LIKE” Button

There are times when companies’ efforts to escape responsibility for their misdeeds borders on the absurd – this is one of those times. As reported in the New York Times yesterday, General Mills appears to be the first food company … Continue reading

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Finaly a Touch of Sanity from Washington.

Finally a touch of sanity from Washington – We have long advocated that sentencing guidelines are a failed experiment. Rather than minimizing disparity in sentencing as originally intended, sentencing guidelines have only lead to the politicizing of criminal sentencing. Instead … Continue reading

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No Privilege At All — A Call to Action

We, as a people, hold certain relationships as special and in recognition of that, our legal system protects from compulsory disclosure the communications which take place in those relationships. This notion is an acknowledgment of certain core values. Whether the … Continue reading

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Gideon Vouchers Pilot Project – An Idea worth Monitoring

Recently, the New York Times Sunday Review (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/sunday-review/need-blind-justice.html?smid=pl-share) reported on a pilot project being conducted in Comal County, Texas. The project involves providing indigent criminal defendants with vouchers to go out into the legal community and hire lawyers of their … Continue reading

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