201812.10
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Unlikely Allies for Criminal Defendants

A tale of two judges perceived to be polar opposites.  Sonya Sotomayor—the liberal Democratic nominee of the Obama administration and Neil Gorsuch—the conservative republican nominee of the Trump administration do not seem like likely allies.  When most of us envision Supreme Court justices hotly debating issues, we imagine a split largely down party lines.  After…

201307.01
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Biased Crime Labs – A Serious Concern for the Justice Community

Over the past year, news articles and scandals about ‘rogue’ crime labs all across the country have started to surface. The attached story about falsified or misleading analyst testimony supports suspect test results in court. These instances of deliberately falsifying or manipulating test results is shocking: think of all of the wrongful convictions made under faulty DNA or blood…

201303.16
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Arizona!

Break out the green beer, St. Patrick’s Day is here! This Sunday, March 17th marks the holiday celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. Celebrations and events are taking place all over the Valley (click here for a guide), and they will no doubt be lively, with music, food, dancing, prizes and giveaways. So get in…

201301.01
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Happy New Year!

Before we look to the promising year ahead, let’s take a few minutes to look back. A great deal has happened this past year. Let’s sum up the important key points. Holidays are notorious for DUI crackdown efforts. Although it is always wise to exercise caution by leaving the keys at home, designating a sober…

201209.21
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Thermal Imaging for DUI Detection: A Constitutional Violation?

The University of Greece has recently published a report on thermal imaging of intoxication technology this year in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics. It describes the new testing method, which uses various algorithms to scan images from thermal cameras for signs and symptoms of intoxication. This is simply astounding (and scary)….