Utah v. Streiff: What the Exclusionary Rule Could Mean for Ferguson

  Amanda Porter Introduction What happens when a police officer makes an unlawful stop, learns that the suspect has an outstanding warrant, and conducts a search incident to arrest? Should Continue Reading →

United States v. Adams: “I Don’t Want to Talk, Man” Is Not A Sufficient Invocation of the Right to Remain Silent?

Staff Member Kevin Kifer examines the recent case, United States v. Adams, where the Eighth Circuit addressed whether the phrase “I don’t want to talk, man” was an adequate invocation of the right to remain silent during a stationhouse interrogation. Continue Reading →

ConAgra Foods, Inc. v. NLRB: Limiting Solicitation for Unions

Staff Member Mary Kate Mullen examines the recent decision, ConAgra Foods, Inc. v. NLRB, where the Eighth Circuit considered whether three separate incidents violated NLRB Act Sections 8(a)(1) and (3). In holding that ConAgra did not commit an unfair labor practice by issuing a warning to an employee, the Eighth Circuit broadly interpreted union solicitation, threatening the bargaining power of employees. Continue Reading →

Missing the Mark: A Response to Chris Chambers Goodman’s Net (Race) Neutral: An Essay on How GPA + (Reweighted) SAT – Race = Diversity

Staff member Amina Musa responds to Chris Goodman’s article on using SAT scores to increase diversity in higher education and offers why such a strategy may not lead to an increase in diversification. Continue Reading →

State v. Carrawell, Search Incident to Arrest: A Refined Standard

Staff member Alex Ledbetter details the Missouri Supreme Court’s recent refinement of the standard for a law enforcement search of a person incident to arrest. Continue Reading →

Caetano v. Massachusetts: Modern Day Weapon Protected by the Second Amendment

Staff member Sarah N. Livergood examines the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule a Mass. court’s conviction of a woman for the possession of a stun gun under Heller’s modern day weapon analysis. Continue Reading →

LUIS V. UNITED STATES: PROTECTING THE SIXTH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO COUNSEL WHEN A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENDANT’S ASSETS ARE FROZEN

Staff member, Taylor J. Essner, examines the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, Luis v. US, to protect white collar criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to counsel with regards to access to certain untainted assets. Continue Reading →

STATE V. ROBINSON: NON-VIOLENT FELONS ARRESTED PRIOR TO THE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT V CAN BE CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL FIREARM POSSESSION

Mallory Stumpf analyzes the Missouri Supreme Court decision, State v. Robinson, and its’ impact on non-violent felons right to bear arms. Continue Reading →

MISSOURI V. CLAY: THE MISSOURI SUPREME COURT’S FAILURE TO PROPERLY RESTRICT NON-VIOLENT FELONS RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

Staff member Steven Levitt proposes an alternative test that the Missouri Supreme Court should use when determining restrictions placed on non-violent felons’ right to bear arms. Continue Reading →