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Posted by Shelly Twining on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 16:03

SAVE THE DATE! Federal Criminal Practice Seminar August 21, 2015


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Conference Center
One Cleveland Center - 1375 E. 9th Street, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8am, program begins at 8:30am and runs through 5:00pm,  6.5 hours of general CLE.

For more information, please go to Training/Events - Local Seminar...

Posted by Shelly Twining on Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:25

In a report entitled “The Impact of an Aging Inmate Population on the Federal Bureau of Prisons” released May 6, 2015, the Office of the Inspector General brings to light the impact of the care and expenses of the fastest growing population of 50 and older inmates in the BOP. The results show the cost of care of the aging inmates far outweigh the younger inmates, 8% more than 49 and younger, and 14 times more per inmate on medication is spent ($684 for an aging inmate compared to $49 for younger inmates).  The OIG also found that the prison staff members at institutions are not trained,...

Posted by Shelly Twining on Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:49

 On April 21, 2015, in the case of Rodriguez v. United States, the Supreme Court held that police officers cannot prolong a traffic stop to conduct a dog-sniffing drug search. The opinion, issued by Judge Ginsburg (in which Justices Roberts, Scalia, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan joined; Justice Kennedy issued a dissenting opinion; Justice Thomas issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Alito and Kennedy joined (Justice Kennedy joined all but Part III); and Justice...

Posted by Shelly Twining on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:23

On January 20, 2015, in the case of Holt v. Hobbs, the Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Alito struck down an Arkansas prison practice that prevented a prisoner of the Muslim faith to wear a beard.  The Court’s opinion was based in part on its analysis of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000. To view more of the Supreme Court's opinions, go to Law - Case Law - US Supreme Court in our navigation bar above.