Tag: Current Events

UPDATE: Florida v. Jardines (U.S. Supreme Court Case)

Monday, April 01, 2013
We published an article about upcoming Supreme Court cases affecting law enforcement last fall, and the Supreme Court has now ruled on one of those cases on March 26.  The facts of the Jardines case are as follows: read more
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Supreme Court Case Update

Monday, November 26, 2012
US Supreme CourtAt a recent Webinar about the Criminal Justice program we briefly discussed a couple of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases of interest to both Criminal Justice majors and law enforcement officers.  Maybe you have some comments or opinions about the cases and a prediction as to how the Supreme Court will rule. read more
POSTED IN: News and Media
AUTHOR: Scott Brantley

Thoughts On the Recent Attempted Federal Reserve Attack

Friday, October 19, 2012

Once again we find New York City a target for terrorist attacks.  The attempt on the Federal Reserve yesterday was the fifteenth plot averted by the authorities since September 11, 2001.

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POSTED IN: News and Media
AUTHOR: Gretchen Fleming & Scott Brantley

What Are the “Stand Your Ground” and “Castle Law” Doctrines? Are They the Same Thing?

Monday, October 08, 2012
This type of defense was first enacted in 2005 (in Florida) at the behest of the National Rifle Association (NRA). This law has recently come to light there in the Trayvon Martin case where George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder of Martin. His defense is that he used deadly force because the “stand your ground” law in Florida allowed for that. read more
POSTED IN: Education
AUTHOR: Scott Brantley
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