Month: December 2011

McQueary Testifies

Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary gave public testimony for the first time yesterday to a packed Dauphin County courtroom in Harrisburg. Questioned by Deputy DA Bruce Beemer, McQueary told the court that he saw Jerry Sandusky having sex with

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Sandusky Will Face His Accusers Another Day

In a crowded ornate courtroom Jerry Sandusky told Judge Robert E. Scott that he wished to waive the preliminary hearing where some of his accusers were prepared to testify.  These are a few sketches from his short appearance in court.

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SCOTUS Watercolors

Here are some sketches I did – still working on my watercolor chops – of arguments in two cases before the Supreme Court today.  The first, Mayo Medical Laboratories v. Prometheus Laboratories, is a very complex case about whether you

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Confrontation Clause Arguments

In two recent cases the Supreme Court has expanded Sixth Amendment right to confront a witness to include the lab technician who actually did the test. In today’s argument the petitioner is challenging his conviction because the lab tech who

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Unwarranted Warrant?

How far can the police go in procuring a warrant based on an affidavit “so lacking in indicia of probable cause” that the resulting search not only violates the Fourth Amendment, but exposes the officer to civil action? Beats me. 

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Hinckley Back in Court

Every few years over the past two decades John Hinckley has gone before a judge seeking more freedom from St. Elizabeths Hospital where he has been a patient since being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attempted

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