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.

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California High court Sides With Press in Abuse Cases at State-Run Homes
Date: 02/19/15
Source: The LA Times

Appeal to Be Heard in ‘Serial’ Murder Case
Date: 02/07/15
Source: The New York Times

Dad Not Guilty of Child Abuse for Admitting to Cursing in Front of Son, N.J. Supreme Court Rules
Date: 02/03/15

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Death of 3-year-old
Date: 02/02/15
Source: Lansing State Journal

Texas Court Grants Reprieve to Inmate Due to Die Wednesday
Date: 01/28/15
Source: Fox News

Supreme Court Sides with Teva in Drug Dispute
Date: 01/20/15
Source: ABC News

Holder Limits Seized-asset Sharing Process that Split Billion with Local, State Police
Date: 01/16/15
Source: The Washington Post

Jodi Arias Defense Appeals Secrecy Decision
Date: 01/05/15
Source: USA Today

Ohio Supreme Court Sides With Toledo, Home-Rule Cities
Date: 12/19/14
Source: The Toledo Blade

Appeals Court Sides With Arkansas Hunter on Constitutional Rights
Date: 12/18/14
Source: THV 11 Little Rock

Court Sides With Police On Search
Date: 12/16/14
Source: Valley News

Supreme Court to Workers: Time is Not Money
Date: 12/09/14
Source: U.S. News and World Report

Colorado Death Row Inmate Robert Ray Appealing Prior Conviction
Date: 12/09/14
Source: ABC 7 News Denver

Court Sides With Governor in Parole Decision
Date: 10/05/14
Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune

Another Juror Dismissed in Jodi Arias Retrial
Date: 12/02/14
Source: KTVK 03 Phoenix

Witness Told Grand Jury That Michael Brown Charged at Darren Wilson, Prosecutor Says
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The New York Times

Day 11 of Jodi Arias Trial: Jurors Sent Home Until Thursday
Date: 11/18/14
Source: Fox 5 Las Vegas

Appeals Court Sides with Feds in Medicaid Dispute with Maine
Date: 11/17/14
Source: MPBN News

Jury Expected to Begin Deliberations in David Greenfield Retrial
Date: 11/17/14
Source: The Troy Record

Court Sides With City In Declaring Heartland Park Petition Invalid
Date: 11/12/14
Source: WIBW Topeka

Erasing History: Rangel Asks Court to Overturn Formal Congressional Censure
Date: 11/14/14
Source: The Washington Times

Supreme Court Denies Insider-Trading Appeal
Date: 11/10/14
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Williams Wants Another Crack at Change of Venue
Date: 10/31/14
Source: The Kaufman Herald

Court Upholds Oakland Truckers’ on-the-job Meals, Breaks
Date: 10/29/14

Miss. High Court Sides with Cochran Over Primary
Date: 10/25/14

Layers in McDonnell Trial Spar Over Juror’s Dismissal
Date: 10/16/14
Source: The Washington Post

Judge Finds Damas Fit for Trial
Date: 10/8/14

Indiana Supreme court Sides with Newspaper, Rules Causes of Death are Public Information
Date: 10/08/14
Source: The Greenfield Daily Reporter

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with NC on Voting Rules
Date: 10/09/14
Source: Time Warner Cable News

Man Denied New Trial in Death of Mother-in-Law
Date: 10/8/14
Source: The San Francisco Gate

49ers Wait on Due Process to Decide if McDonald Plays
Date: 10/2/14
Source: ABC 7 San Francisco

Judge Drops Involuntary Manslaughter in Aiyana Shooting
Date: 10/3/14
Source: The Detroit Free Press

Ohio State’s Fired Band Director Sues, Alleges Gender Discrimination, Due Process Violation
Date: 9/26/14
Source: Fox Business

Court Sides with Police; City Might Owe $1M
Date: 9/27/14
Source: The Toledo Blade

Amendment 2: Votes Asked to Bring Clarity to Judicial Selection Process
Date: 9/29/14
Source: The Memphis Commercial Appeal

Judge Pushes Gomery Case Forward
Date: 9/19/14
Source: Traverse City Record Eagle

Tracie Hunter Files Motion Asking Judge Norbery Nadel to Disqualify Himself
Date: 9/17/17
Source: WCPO 9 Cincinnati

Union Spokesperson: CCI Guards Fired Without Due Process
DateL 9/22/14
Source: WZVN 7 Fort Myers

Grand Jury to Decide if Officers Should be Indicted in Fatal Walmart Shooting
Date: 9/22/14
Source: WLWT 5 Cincinnati

Yonkers Cop Subject of Grand Jury Probe of Bad Search Warrant
Date: 9/21/14
Source: Lohud

Apple Will no Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants
Date: 9/18/14
Source: The Washington Post

Lawyer David Cornwell discusses ‘Due Process’ Issues for Ray Rice Following Indefinite Suspension
Date: 9/16/14
Source: The Baltimore Sun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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