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Notice of habeas corpus petition To the Court of Appeal of the State of California, ______ District, Division ____, the _____ County District Attorney, the Attorney General for the State of California, the Warden of _____ State Prison; please take notice that: Pursuant to Article VI, section 10 and Article I, section 11 of the California Constitution and […]

After Signing a Plea Deal, Barrett Brown Could Leave Prison This Year     Written by DANIEL STUCKEY @danstuckeydaniel@motherboard.tv April 4, 2014 // 12:20 AM CET       Illustration by Dell Cameron On Monday, US Attorney Sarah Saldaña filed a superseding indictment in the government’s case against Barrett Brown. “It’s conceivable,” attorney Jay Leiderman told me yesterday, […]

The trial court did not err by failing to conduct a Kelly hearing on the reliability of fingerprint evidence.  Defendant argued the trial court erred when it admitted fingerprint evidence connecting him to the crimes because the scientific community has rejected the reliability of fingerprint evidence. However, fingerprint evidence is not subject to a Kelly […]

Failure-to-Recall Instruction At defendant’s competency trial, all the experts agreed that defendant appeared to suffer from impaired memory. Therefore, at the prosecution’s request, the jury was instructed: “The inability to recall facts or information does not in and of itself render a defendant incompetent to stand trial; however, it is a factor to be considered […]

Sentenced to community service for flatulence … but what is the crime? THE FLATULENCE WAS TOO GREAT TO WITHSTAND: WOMAN BANNED FOR LIFE ON BRADFORD BUSES A flatulent woman has received a lifetime ban from a Bradford bus company after repeatedly breaking wind in their vehicles. On one occasion a driver was physically sick. Some […]