D.C. Panel of Court-Appointed Lawyers for Juveniles

The 2015 list of lawyers eligible to accept court appointments in juvenile cases is now out. Chief Judge Lee F. Satterfield issued the order approving the list on October 23. The list will be good for the next… Read More

Baltimore Was Never Burning

The pizza delivery guy is really upset. He has $250 worth of pizza in the backseat of his car, and his next destination – after leaving our house – is smack dab in the middle of the riots…. Read More

Tending My Own Garden in Baltimore

My wife and I live two blocks from North Avenue in Baltimore.  Our house is a short walk from the main events of last night. The helicopters have been annoying, and they are back now, suggesting that something… Read More

#Serial: No Miscarriage of Justice in the Adnan Syed Case

Over at our private family page on Facebook, we have been having a lively discussion about Serial, the This American Life podcast that investigates the 1999 murder of Baltimore County high school senior Hae Min Lee. Lee’s former… Read More

D.C. Police to Wear Body Cameras

The Metropolitan Police Department will begin a pilot program this week in which police officers will be outfitted with body cameras to record their interactions with civilians. According to the Washington Post, 165 officers will be equipped with… Read More

Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now… Read More

Bronx Prosecutor Castigated for Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

According to the New York Daily News, a prosecutor in the Bronx failed to turn over exculpatory information to the defense in a rape case.  The evidence in question was an initial statement by the accuser that the… Read More

The Governor Comes For Brunch

Congresswoman Speier on Sentence of General Sinclair

Susan on MSNBC Segment on Naval Academy Rape Acquittal