November 2016

Victim Impact Evidence Not Expanded: SCOTUS determines Victims’ Families Should Not Weigh-in on Sentencing in Bosse v. Oklahoma.

By: Matthew P. Neely Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy Victim Impact Evidence Not Expanded: SCOTUS determines Victims’ Families Should Not Weigh-in on Sentencing in Bosse v. Oklahoma. On October 11, 2016, the Supreme Court of The United States overturned Shaun Michael Bosse’s death penalty sentence in a three page,…



Article Teaser: Applying the Deterrence Rationale of the Exclusionary Rule to the “Good Faith” Exception: A Way Forward

Applying the Deterrence Rationale of the Exclusionary Rule to the “Good Faith” Exception: A Way Forward By Steven N. Gosney[1] The most recent Supreme Court pronouncement on the exclusionary rule and the “good faith exception” to that rule came in Herring v. United States, 555 U.S. 135 (2009). According to…