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NACDL: Federal Defendants Penalized if They Don’t Plead Guilty

In a recent publication, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) found, “There is ample evidence that federal criminal defendants are being coerced to plead guilty because the penalty for exercising their constitutional rights is simply too high...

US Supreme Court Rules Against Warrantless Search of Cellphone Data

In a 5-4 opinion handed down today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement must obtain a search warrant in order to access cell site location information, which is automatically generated whenever a cell phone connects or “pings” to a cell tower...