Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • Texas Codifies the Rule of Lenity into Law

    The Rule of Lenity is a legal principle that many people may not know of, however, it can play a critical role in how our courts interpret the law. In the United States, it is the job of the legislature to create laws and the job of the courts to interpret them. While the language of a statute can be straightforward in its application, it is sometimes unclear how a law should apply and thus a ...
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  • Oops She Did it Again, and Again, and Again 60,000 More Times

    On April 12, 2016, a former Massachusetts’ State Chemist was released after serving three years of a three to five-year sentence for faking drug results, forging paperwork and mixing samples at a state lab. In the world of Criminal Justice, both prosecutors and defense attorneys rely on the data collected by such professionals to prove and disprove their cases. State officials have said that ...
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