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Articles by Anthony Accurso

Alabama Supreme Court Announces Testimony About Cell-Site Location Data Is ‘Scientific’ Expert Testimony, Not Lay, Triggering Daubert Analysis

by Anthony Accurso

In its January 8, 2021, opinion, the Supreme Court of Alabama held that a law enforcement agent’s testimony about how historical cell-site data could be used to determine the approximate location of the defendants’ cellphones is scientific testimony, and as such, it must be properly assessed for ...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Announces Departure From SCOTUS’ Vehicle Exception to Warrant Requirement, Commonwealth’s Constitution Provides Greater Protections

Kentucky Supreme Court Announces Appellate Standard of Review for Domestic Abuse Exemption to Violent Offender Parole Eligibility

The Supreme Court of Kentucky clarified the meaning of the statute that allows a defendant to be eligible for parole after serving 20% of their sentence despite committing a violent crime resulting in death.

Michael Wayne Crowe rented a hotel room with his wife Felicia Walker on ...

Fifth Circuit: Evidence of Simple Drug Possession Insufficient to Search Cellphone Photos for Evidence of Drug Trafficking

Bryan Matthew Morton was ...

New Drone Tech Being Deployed by Police

Chula Vista, a city of approximately 50 square miles between San Diego and ...

Second Circuit: Jury Instructions Regarding Defendant’s Motive to Testify Falsely Improper

Juan Solano was arrested after transporting a ...

New Jersey Man Wrongly Arrested Due to Flawed Face Recognition Match

Nijeer Parks, 33, had two previous convictions for selling drugs and had served six years in prison. But he turned his life ...

Tenth Circuit Vacates Enhancement for Prior Crime of Violence Because it Wasn’t Independently Eligible to Receive Criminal History Points

Indiana Supreme Court: Speedy Trial Right Violated After 6.5 Years Without Retrial

Stanley V. Watson was convicted by a jury in 2001 of dealing cocaine ...

Raid on Data Scientist’s Home Underscores Outdated Technology Laws and Unjustifiable Police Use of Force

According to reporting by ...

 

 

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