Monthly Archives: January 2009


Court overturns life sentence on 3 strikes case

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned a 28 to life sentence as violating the Eighth Amendment protection agains cruel and unusual punishment. While there was no dispute that the defendant’s criminal history was bad (he had been previously been convicted of child molestation, attempted rape and robbery), the crime that caused the 28 [...]

You have the right to remain silent – Use it!

File this under the category of what NOT to do when arrested for DUI.  Charles Barkley was recently arrested for DUI in Arizona.  As if that wasn’t bad enough, the media is now reporting that the reason he gave for running a stop sign that led to being pulled over was that he was anxious [...]