Daily Archives: January 19, 2012

The CSI Effect: Playing in a Jury Room Near You?

Frank Housh Social science continues to tell us that eyewitness testimony is flawed and is responsible for a lot of innocent people getting convicted.  In light of this increasing body of evidence, criminal defense attorneys have argued that absent expert testimony or procedural safeguards, such flawed eyewitness testimony should not be considered by a jury. …

Hosanna-Tabor and the Court’s Retaliation Decisions

Anne King Last week the Supreme Court decided Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Church and School v. EEOC, recognizing a ministerial exception to the Americans with Disabilities Act’s anti-retaliation provision under the First Amendment. The Court also held that the ministerial exception applied to Cheryl Perich, a teacher at a church-based school who threatened to bring an ADA claim….

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