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Affiliate News Gerald Lippert
Amy Seidman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Big shoes; News briefs
Stack and Sway: The new science of jury consulting; Review by Mark Stevens. Murder and the Reasonable Man; Review by Ellen S. Podgor Ellen S. Podgor, Mark Stevens
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court Lisa Kemler
Louisiana jury sentences a man to death for non-murder crime; proportionality review bars prosecution seeking death in retrial; Alabama death row exoneration. Chris Adams
Fourth Circuit upholds wire fraud conviction based on scheme to evade foreign tax Kathryn Keneally
NACDL News Daniel Dodson
Practice Points: Where it all began Marvin D. Miller
Ashcroft must be stopped E.E. (Bo) Edwards
Psychological evaluations and the competency to waive Miranda rights I. Bruce Frumkin, Alfredo Garcia
Immigration; Prosecutors/Investigators Ellen S. Podgor
Should the Katz test for Fourth Amendment interest be abandoned? Milton Hirsch, David Oscar Markus
Staying Luce Jon May, Carol Cohen
Two stories of eyewitness error James M. Doyle
Who did your partners represent before they met you? Barry Tarlow