Improper Grammar and Our Modern-Day Vernacular Collide Raising Questions About Whether One Louisiana Man’s Fifth Amendment Rights Were Violated

Written By: Holly Howell Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Trial Advocacy “If y’all, this is how I feel, if y’all think I did it, I know that I didn’t do it so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog ‘cause this is not what’s up.”[1]  This request, made by…

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Court-Funded Historical Attractions

Written By: Laura Yetter Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy In 2009, a bill introduced to the state legislature proposing alternative funding for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (“ADFS”), resulted in a statute requiring the state’s criminal court system to fund not only the ADFS, but the American Village…