Supreme Court Deems Florida’s Capital Punishment System Unconstitutional

In a ruling with obvious far-reaching implications, on January 12, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the method of sentencing for capital punishment in the State of Florida is unconstitutional—specifically, a violation of the Sixth Amendment—as reported by the Washington Post. The origin of this case (Hurst v. Florida) dates back to 1998, when… Read More

Legal Challenges Raised Against Georgia Court of Appeals Expansion

Last week, a group of plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court claiming that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s appointments of three new judges to the newly expanded Georgia Court of Appeals violates the Georgia Constitution. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the litigation challenges the governor’s authority in making these appointments, citing that according… Read More

Marcia Shein To Speak At National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Conventions

In October, our very own Marcia Shein will be speaking at two different conventions hosted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Her first appearance will be on at the NACDL’s 8th Annual Conference titled “Defending The Modern Drug Case.”  This convention is being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on… Read More