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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 […]

THE DEFENSE MOVES FOR AN ORDER TO EXCLUDE ANY REFERENCE TO THE DEFENDANT’S CRIMINAL HISTORY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CONVICTIONS, CHARGES OR ACCUSATIONS, UNLESS THE DEFENDANT OPENS THE DOOR THERETO Misdemeanor conduct  Any act of misdemeanor misconduct that does not involve moral turpitude must be excluded as irrelevant.  The California Supreme Court has found that […]

“So flagrant became the political scandals that reputable men began to leave politics alone, and politics consequently became disreputable.” W. E. B. DuBois. “The Souls of Black Folk” Published in 1903.   Via Dennis Roberts, who said: Isn’t that a wonderful quote.  Have you ever read it.  I have a copy in my pile of […]

THE HUMAN DIGNITY OF THE ACCUSED, AND THE FUNDAMENTAL DIGNITY OF THE COURT REQUIRE THAT DEFENDANT APPEAR WITHOUT RESTRAINTS AT TRIAL, ABSENT MANIFEST NECESSITY TO SHACKLE Many years ago, Blackstone wrote “though under an indictment of the highest nature, [the defendant] must be brought to the bar without irons or any manner of shackles or bonds, unless […]

Life in Lockup: An In-depth Look at Reasons for Incarceration in the U.S. From:  http://www.criminaljusticedegreehub.com/incarceration-in-the-u-s/ Share this infographic on your site! Life in Lockup: An In-depth Look at Reasons for Incarceration in the U.S. The United States jails more of its citizens than any other country in the world. And the rate of incarceration has surged […]