Some of the worst-performing elementary schools in California retrained teachers to teach reading with phonics. A new paper says the change worked.
Spousal Rape Conviction Reversed Because Lower Court Didn't Give Defendant Access to Accuser's Immigration Records
One of the defense's theories was that "the requested immigration records" might "support [the ex-wife's] motive to fabricate because claiming she was a victim of a sexual assault would provide a way to continue her legal residency in the United States without assistance from Appellant after her divorce."
After the latest reprieve from the governor, he’s scheduled for execution in February.
Fearmongering about mass school shootings leads to some dumb, privacy-threatening ideas.
“During discovery, plaintiff shall not inquire of the defendant concerning his prior sexual or romantic experiences ... with anyone unless the identity of the person ... has been disclosed by the [person] or otherwise become public, in either case in connection with a claim, published report in mainstream media, or public allegation that any such sexual or romantic experience or encounter was not in all respects consensual.”
Defendant Says He'd Never Try to Have Nonconsensual Sex; Is Accusation from When He Was 15 Admissible in Response?
Bonus fact: The majority opinion was written by a male judge, joined by three female judges (one of them a former sexual assault prosecutor). The dissent was written by a male judge.
The results of facial recognition software might not be admissible evidence—but the police are allowed to use them to generate admissible evidence.
Less dependence on bail and stronger requirements for evidence sharing will help defendants fight charges.
New Mexico will apparently now be the only state in which spouses may generally testify about confidential statements made during the marriage.
"Auto-brewery syndrome" (or "gut fermentation syndrome") is apparently a thing -- but, the Maine high court says, the judge permissibly excluded a particular expert who wanted to testify this thing might have happened in this case.
This Man Is on Death Row for Killing a 6-Month-Old. But What If We're Wrong About Shaken Baby Syndrome?
A controversial medical examiner, exaggerated testimony, and bad forensics branded Jeffrey Havard a rapist and a baby killer.
Justices hear challenge to Virginia court's expansion of warrantless vehicle searches.
Scientific evidence does not mandate any particular policy.