Conviction by Headline: how to we stop the automatic presumption that someone who is arrested for a crime is guilty. Resurrecting the presumption of innocence.
Void for Vagueness: It makes sense that if a law is too vague for someone to know what is or is not allowed, that’s not fair. The legal term for “fairness” is “due process.” A law that is too vague to know what it covers can be found to be “void for vagueness.” Similarly, laws […]
Starting August 1, 2019 a new law will take effect in Minnesota that bans talking on cell phones while driving. It will be selectively enforced.
Police do too much. People call the police whenever something is troublesome. The status quo, where we expect police to be all things all the time, social worker, psychiatrist, animal control agent, negotiator, mediator, EMT, and doctor (often all at once), is bad for police and for people who need special services.
Here are a few reasons why you should never talk to the police, even you, you there with nothing whatsoever to hide.