Category Archives: Criminal Justice

One of the primary issues in which Fawkes-Lee and Ryan are involved.

Invasion of the Judicial and Legislative Branches

On Monday, July 16, Governor Terry Branstad issued a commutation to 38 of Iowa’s lifers.  That group of lifers consists of those felons who are serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for crimes they committed as … Continue reading

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Jumping Off Perfectly Good Bridges

Kids used to break legs and arms all the time. It was like wearing a plaque, a medal, or a trophy. Continue reading

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No Slam Dunk

Last September I wrote that the United States Supreme Court was about to hear oral arguments in a case called Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders.  As you’ll recall, this is what I had to say about it: Albert Florence … Continue reading

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Same Results; Different Reasoning

Last November, I wrote a blog about how the Fourth Amendment is losing its meaning.   One of the examples I had used was the case of United States v. Jones.  The facts of the case are as follows:   Antoine Jones … Continue reading

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Chewing Away on the Fourth Amendment

I’m sure James Madison could never envision a GPS, much less an automobile, but he surely would have shaken his finger at the idea of his government making an exception under these circumstances. Continue reading

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CBCs, IDOC & Hockey

It’s a stranger marriage than you’ll find in any Ozark Mountain community. Continue reading

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