June 7

An op-ed in the Washington Post today ( 6-7-2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/06/07/president-trump-is-violating-my-constitutional-rights-by-blocking-me-on-twitter/ ) came from a person blocked from the President’s twitter account. Because the President concedes that his (now government) Twitter account is his preferred method of communication with his constituents, this op-ed raises an intriguing set of constitutional questions: (1) does blocking those constituents from.

September 8

Yesterday through tomorrow, the Washington Post is publishing an investigative series about a multi-billion dollar law enforcement industry, property forfeiture.  Part One is available here, and Part Two is available here. While taking criminally-derived property from convicted felons might make sense, property forfeiture does not always require proof of criminal activity.  In fact, once police.

August 13

I’m pleased to present my first piece as Contributor to “The Hill,” an online source for political news of all kinds. Do check back with The Hill from time to time, to see what’s new. Naturally, I’ll keep you posted here about my new publications.

August 11

We were pleased last month to consent to a Government motion in United States v. Burney, App. No. 13-4925, confessing a trial error to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The Fourth Circuit has now agreed, and vacated our client’s conspiracy conviction for insufficient evidence. We are pleased that the Government recognized.

May 22

Beginning July 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice will reverse its long-standing policy forbidding federal agents from recording interrogations. Instead, with narrow exceptions for national security or immediate safety needs, the national police forces will require agents to record these interrogations of criminal defendants. For too long, federal agents have been allowed to be.