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Washington State Supreme Court Orders Disclosure of Investigative Reports Alleging Police Misconduct
Less than twenty four hours after Wednesday’s post on New Mexico’s Supreme Court’s decision on disclosure of police misconduct records, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a decision in Bainbridge Island Police Guild v. City of Puyallup, No. 823740-0. In Bainbridge...
The New Mexico Supreme Court recently upheld public access to formal citizen complaints filed against police officers. In late June, the Court denied a request for review of a lower court ruling. That decision left in place a 2010 appellate court decision which held that formal citizen...
One of the more frustrating things about being a criminal defense lawyer is that you get to see how sausage is made justice is undone on a daily basis. Ordinary people don’t see the great breadth of daily and banal violations of due process and other basic constitutional protections now...
We are smack dab in the middle of tax season now, so it pays to determine your tax deductions. Here are 5 unusual tax deductions that you may not know about. Who knows, some of these might apply to you. Gambling losses Did you know you can write off your gambling losses from last...
One has to wonder about the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. They’re either incredibly stupid, incredibly mean, or they just don’t like being criminal defense lawyers. Or maybe they just love cops. On the other hand, notwithstanding the comments of one misguided lawyer...