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 →