Criminal Defense Corner

The Anti-Science Wing of the Department of Justice

April 19th 2017

This Saturday April 22 is Earth Day. It’s also the March for Science. On Saturday, peaceful protestors (including myself) from around the country will take to the streets to protest of the contempt for science and knowledge that are the hallmarks of the Trump Administration. To find a march near you, click here. You should  Read more…

Alameda County fires health-care contractor

August 24th 2016

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 this month to terminate its contract with Corizon Health Care, the for-profit provider of medical services at Alameda County jails. This is welcome news. Just recently, I had to ask a judge to release a defendant detained at Santa Rita Jail. My client had lost his right hand in an explosion. At  Read more…

How about gun control now?

June 14th 2016

Even Justice Scalia, who in DC v. Heller greatly expanded the right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, recognized that the right to bear arms is not absolute.  In that decision, he noted that no one can question that the government has the power to regulate firearm possession, as through longstanding regulations preventing felons  Read more…

Charges Dismissed Against Rick Perry

February 26th 2016

I’m not a big fan of the former Texas governor Rick Perry, or of Texas for that matter. But I’ve got to say that I sympathize with him. Last fall, Rick Perry ran for President of the United States, but dropped out of the race because his name and reputation were tainted by pending criminal  Read more…

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