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THE “NATURAL AND PROBABLE CONSEQUENCES” DOCTRINE CANNOT BE EXTENDED TO PUNISH DEFENDANT FOR SEPARATE CONSPIRACIES ENTERED INTO WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE WHILE INCARCERATED AND UNABLE TO OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE It is well-settled that “each member of a conspiracy is criminally responsible for the acts of fellow conspirators committed in furtherance of, and which follow as a natural […]

How Hillary Clinton Narrowly Escaped Criminal Charges; Why Her Careless Conduct Did Not Rise to the Level of Criminality Thе head оf thе FBI оn Tuesday rесоmmеndеd аgаіnѕt criminal charges be filed against Hіllаrу Clіntоn fоr mіѕhаndlіng сlаѕѕіfіеd іnfоrmаtіоn whіlе she wаѕ secretary оf state, еvеn аѕ he hаrѕhlу сrіtісіzеd thе рrеѕumрtіvе Dеmосrаtіс рrеѕіdеntіаl nоmіnее […]

INTERSTATE THREATS: THAT THREATS WERE MADE FROM OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE SPEAKER LACKED THE IMMEDIACY REQUIREMENT IN CARRYING THEM OUT. In People v. Melhado, (1998) 60 Cal. App. 4th 1529, 1538 the court grappled with the issue of the immediate prospect of carrying out a threat.  It said: “[W]e understand the word […]

Two war stories from legendary civil rights and criminal defense attorney Dennis Roberts on silly prosecutions From an email sent 7 December 2010 by Dennis Roberts I was approached by the girlfriend of a guy who was being charged with counterfeiting AUSTRALIAN dollars in the US. Who gives a shit you might ask. Turns out […]

This Post Continues A Series That Will Comprise The Entirety Of The Matthew Keys Sentencing Documents Filed By The Defense – Part 3 BACKGROUND[1] In the latter part of 2010, Matthew Keys entered an Internet chat room populated by high-level and highly skilled hackers belonging to the loosely knit hacking collective “Anonymous.”  He was invited in […]