Tag Archives: innocent until proven guilty

Legit DUI Bust or Harassment?

A Tale of Suspected DUI—or of Inexplicable, Apparently-Random Harassment by Law Enforcement, Depending on Whom One Believes By Ken K. Gourdin Some time ago, a thread was started on the Findlaw message board entitled “Accused but didn’t do” by the … Continue reading

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Apostate Polygamy

Religious Freedom, Illegal Polygamy, and Warren Jeffs By Ken K. Gourdin The following was posted at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion in response to a discussion about the treatment of children in Warren Jeffs’ polygamous religious group. The premise of the … Continue reading

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Holding the state to its burden

Pleading Not Guilty Even in the Face of Overwhelming Evidence, Holding the State to Its Burden of Proof, and the Fifth Amendment  By Ken K. Gourdin Meagan Grunwald, who was at the wheel when her boyfriend, Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui, traded … Continue reading

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Ethics of Zealous Defense II

Hypothetical S.O.B. Clients and The Constitution By Ken K. Gourdin This piece was inspired by Model Rule of Professional Conduct 3.1 of the ethical rules for lawyers.  (Yes, there are such things as ethical rules for lawyers!)  Perhaps it can be … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Zealous Defense

The Ethics of Zealous Defense: A Few Thoughts of an Aspiring Prosecutor Regarding the Proper Role of His Esteemed Would-Be Colleague-Opponents at the Defense Bar By Ken K. Gourdin  Author’s Note:  The following was posted today at Mormon Dialogue and … Continue reading

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