Category Archives: Criminal Law

Riley v. California: Behind the Decision

On April 25, the Supreme Court held that police must obtain a warrant to search the digital contents of an arrestee’s phone. The unanimous ruling raised many interesting points, and so Professor Douglas Godfrey (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) sat down to explain the decision. The decision was for both Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie.

Court Agrees to Hear Double Jeopardy Challenge

Case: Blueford v. Arkansas The Court today agreed to hear a double jeopardy case, specifically addressing whether an accused murderer can be retried on all counts if the first jury deadlocks on lesser charges but acquits him of a greater offense. The case is No. 10-1320, Blueford v. Arkansas. You can read the full background … Continue reading Court Agrees to Hear Double Jeopardy Challenge