Monthly archives: July, 2011

A Compilation of State Lawyer Licensing Databases

Trevor Rosen and Andrew Zimmerman’s updated guide focuses on websites that will help you determine whether a lawyer is currently licensed to practice in a particular state.

Subjects: Features, Legal Profession, Legal Research, Licensing

Pretrial Detention, Bail and Due Process

Ken Strutin’s guide comprises recent publications and other notable resources concerning the relationship between the administration of bail and the requirements of due process. Pretrial detention of suspects directly impacts the presumption of innocence. The cornerstone of the justice system is that no one will be punished without the benefit of due process. Incarceration before trial, when the outcome of the case is yet to be determined, cuts against this principle. The Founders were aware of the dangers inherent in indiscriminate imprisonment, which is one of the main reasons behind the inclusion of the Eighth Amendment in the Bill of Rights, prohibiting excessive bail.

Subjects: Criminal Law, Features, Legal Research
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