Quantcast
Home / Commentary / Blogs

Blogs

BENCH BLOG: Implied consent case shows need to update refusal-hearing statute

Judge Jean DiMotto retired in 2013 after
16 years on the Milwaukee County Circuit bench and now serves as a 
reserve judge. She also is of counsel with Nistler Law office SC. She can be reached at jeandimotto@gmail.com

Under the implied-consent law, is your consent to a blood test for alcohol “coerced” because it is a foregone conclusion that the threatened license revocation for refusing would be vacated at a refusal hearing? The Court of Appeals recently took up this question.

Read More »

CRITIC’S CORNER: Convicting Avery (and overturning Denny)

Steven Avery is the poster child for wrongful convictions. Avery was released from prison after spending nearly two decades behind bars for a rape that DNA evidence later proved he could not have committed. He is now serving a life sentence for killing Teresa Halbach on Oct. 31, 2005, and burning her body near the family's auto salvage lot in rural Manitowoc County. 
AP PHOTO/KIRK WAGNER, POOL

The wildly popular Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” chronicles the two convictions of Steven Avery. The bulk of the documentary concentrated on Avery’s second case — his trial for the murder of Teresa Halbach — in which there was a great deal of evidence that someone else, other than Avery, committed the crime.

Read More »

George Mason Law changing name to ASS Law

scalia-600x400

George Mason was a founding father. He was one of the men who was responsible for the Bill of Rights — he wouldn’t sign the constitution without it (or at all, ultimately). Now, the law school at the university that bears his name is changing its name to the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University — or ASS Law: http://bit.ly/1RRHBQu

Read More »