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Ever heard of legislative immunity for crimes?
Ever heard of legislative immunity for crimes?

As Rachel E. Stassen-Berger reports for the Star Tribune, a group of college students in Minnesota have proposed a bill – which now has some support in the legislature in that state – that would eliminate legislative immunity for lawmakers accused of drunk driving while the ...

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Blog posts in December

  • Avoid jail for smoking marijuana? It's possible

    According to some lawmakers – and Maryland criminal defense attorneys would agree – jail time just isn’t good policy for those who are arrested for ...

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  • Amanda Knox wins appeal in murder trial and will return to U.S.

    Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted a year ago of murdering her roommate in Italy, has won her appeal and will be free to return to ...

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  • T.I. back in prison following probation violation

    Rapper T.I. was released from prison on Wednesday after serving ten months of an eleven-month sentence after his probation for a federal weapons ...

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  • Government agencies point fingers over monitoring registered sex offenders

    In Maryland, law enforcement authorities go to registered sex offenders’ homes twice per year or more, in order to confirm that the person is living ...

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  • Getting out of jury duty

    As Katie Moisse writes for ABC News, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an affliction “brought on by a traumatic event, such as domestic abuse ...

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  • Retired detectives try to solve 123-year-old cold case of Jack the Ripper

    An interesting recent article in the LA Times looks at the long-unsolved mystery of who was “Jack the Ripper.” The murder and mutilation of five women ...

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  • How to lose your commercial driver's license

    There is one surefire way to lose – or get very close to losing – your commercial driver’s license. If you’re a truck driver, your CDL is your ...

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  • Maryland lawmakers wrestle with human trafficking

    Jeremy Arias reports for the Gazette that Maryland lawmakers are currently debating laws against human trafficking, a crime which often involves sex ...

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  • Police perform illegal search on Army reservist

    In the early morning hours of February 2, 2010, an Army reservist called what he thought was an emotional support helpline for veterans after feeling ...

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