By: Gabriela Yareliz An arraignment is the first time an arrested person presents him or herself to the court and to the judge. It’s where the defendant hears the charges against him or her. People sometimes get bail, some walk out of the court, while others are taken back to their cells by court police.Continue reading “ar·raign·ment”
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Speaking of silence
By: Gabriela Yareliz In my criminal procedure class, my professor sometimes asks us what our reaction is to some sort of controversial issue, and the response is sepulchral silence. He shakes his head and tells us how he grew up with a vocal generation that protested Vietnam and civil rights violations. The silence continues. ESPNContinue reading “Speaking of silence”
What we were taught today
…in criminal procedure, essentially. Essentially, if the law doesn’t back you or exist, make the law. Thanks professor….?