The briefing has now been completed in the Microsoft warrant challenge currently pending in the Southern District of New York. Here are a few thoughts on the arguments in the briefs.
An interesting opinion on the scope of the "necessity" defense.
A prescient quote on computer crime law.
The Harvill Richardson case -- in which a shooting victim's past was wrongly excluded from evidence -- shows why that's often perfectly proper.
No, it's not "you can kill people just because they're blocking you, shouting at you, or harassing you."
Must a criminal conviction be reversed because there were 13 jurors (not 12) deliberating?
The statute seems to largely reaffirm existing Florida law; the statute was prompted in part by the Marissa Alexander case, but a Florida court already reversed Alexander's conviction last year.
Pope Francis is right to denounce the Mafia, but wrong to support the War on Drugs, which is the main source of the Mafia's income.
Yes, says the Sixth Circuit, applying Michigan law.