Criminal Procedure and Due Process

The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments protect the rights of suspected or accused persons, criminal defendants, and convicted criminals. The Supreme Court has applied these protections to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.

Top Stories

Drug suspect: Trial Wasn’t Fast Enough, so Drop Case
Date: 9/16/14
Source: The Kearney hub

Baby Kate Timeline: 39 Months of Court Developments
Date: 9/16/14
Source: Mlive.com

Sentence Reduction Denied for Cumberland County Man Who Shot Ex-Girlfriend
Date: 9/16/14
Source: NJ.com

After 10 Hours of Testimony, State’s Witness in Judge Tracie Hunter Trial Excused
Date: 9/15/14
Source: WLWT 5 Cincinnati

Brooksville Red-Light Camera Referendum Remains Stalled in Court System
Date: 9/11/14
Source: Tampa Bay Times

Texas Abortion Law Heads to Federal Court
Date: 9/12/14
Source: USA Today

Mayflower Man Arrested After Narcotic Search Warrant
Date: 9/13/14
Source: THV 11 Little Rock

Court to Hear Arguments on Secret Scott Walker Investigation
Date: 9/9/14
Source: MSNBC

Informant Awaiting $105K Reward in Child Rape Case, Another Juror Dismissed
Date: 9/9/14
Source: NBC Philadelphia

Judge approves $41M civil rights settlement for Central Park 5
Date: 9/6/14
Source: PIX11.com

Judge Sides With Homeowners in Crystal South Lake High School Bleacher Suit
Date: 9/5/14
Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Guilty of Corruption
Date: 9/4/14
Source: ABC News

Apple, Google appeal rejection of $325 million hiring settlement
Date: 9/5/14
Source: WTAQ.com

Court Sides With San Francisco-Based Yelp In Lawsuit From Small Business Owners
Date: 9/4/14
Source: SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com

The Law Against Artists: Public Art Often Loses Out in Court
Date: 9/4/14
Source: New York Observer

Judge sides with county in lawsuit by ex-employee
Date: 9/5/14
Source: The Register-Guard

32 States Ask Supreme Court to Settle Gay Marriage
Date: 9/4/14
Source: ABC News

Minnesota Supreme Court ponders whether a warrant should be required for alcohol tests
Date: 9/4/14
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

BP’s ‘reckless’ conduct caused Gulf oil spill, judge rules; $18 billion in penalties possible; BP stock plunges
Date: 9/4/14
Source: WJLA.com

State asks Supreme Court for more time to fully fund public schools
Date: 9/3/14
Source: Q13FOX.com

Court hears debate in NSA phone records case
Date: 9/2/14
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal