On Shackling

People charged with a crime are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But the law does allow restraining accused people under certain circumstances. For example, the court may require a defendant to post bail (or a bail bond) before the defendant is released, to insure his or her appearance at trial. [..]

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Welcome and Check Out My Facebook Page

Welcome to my new blog (or, since it is a legal blog, a “blawg,” i.e. a blog about law). I don’t have anything particular to say today, but I do want to point you to my Facebook page, which has a number of blog posts. Going forward, I will post blog entries here, and then [..]

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