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Gene M. Heyman, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Stephen J. Morse and Sally Satel opine on this question, now pending before the Massachusetts high court in Commonwealth v. Eldred.

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Duress is not a valid defense here, says the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. You'd think there'd be a woman involved, or at least cigarettes.

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By criminalizing and regulating as much as we do, we imperil the rule of law.

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The three-judge panel split 2-to-1 in favor of reversing Brendan Dassey's conviction; now the nine-judge court will consider it.

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Talk of supposed blackmail is in the news, both as to the Kushner/Brzezinski/Scarborough story and the CNN story. But, from a legal perspective, blackmail has proven remarkably difficult to define.

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Liberals aren't the only ones who have good reason to oppose Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.

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My friend Steve Twist and I published an op-ed today, explaining why Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) will be a great attorney general for crime victims — a group that has been too often overlooked in recent years. Here are the opening lines: As two crime victims’ rights advocates and law professors, we welcome the announcement […]

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It is a violation of due process for Colorado to require that those whose criminal convictions have been overturned have to prove their "actual innocence" before the state will refund fees they paid as a consequence of their now-vacated convictions.

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Voters in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota approved amendments to their state constitutions protecting crime victims' rights -- will this increase momentum for a federal constitutional amendment protecting victims?

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If Hillary Clinton weren't running for president, would anyone care about her emails?

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