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Articles by Douglas Ankney

Ninth Circuit: Reasonable Suspicion Justifying Traffic Stop Doesn’t Provide Probable Cause to Open Door and Lean Inside Vehicle

Officer Kolby Willmes spotted Malik Ngumezi’s vehicle parked at a gas station and observed that the ...

New York Court of Appeals Reverses Denial of Suppression Motion Where Prosecution Fails to Provide Specific Facts to Show Traffic Stop Was Lawful

Balkman was the passenger in a ...

Kansas Supreme Court Clarifies State Law Does Not Preclude Consent to Search Through Nonverbal Conduct

Responding to a complaint of an odor of marijuana, officers Robert McKeirnan and Kelly Smith decided ...

Illinois Supreme Court Announces Guilty Plea Doesn’t Bar Postconviction Claim of Actual Innocence and Provides Framework for Review

Illinois Supreme Court Announces Predicate Offenses of Home Invasion Statute are Lesser-Included Offenses of Home Invasion Statute

A jury convicted Alejandro Reveles-Cordova of criminal sexual assault and of home invasion predicated upon criminal sexual assault. On appeal, Reveles ...

New York Man Exonerated of Murder and Freed After 25 Years in Prison

In November 1994, a 70-year-old woman was ...

Seventh Circuit: Prisoner Has Right to Know Conditions of Supervised Release Prior to Being Released

Hogenkamp was sentenced to a term of 10 years’ imprisonment followed by ...

Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces Requirement Prosecution Prove Defendant Knew Firearm Was Loaded Applies Retroactively

Wrongly Convicted North Carolina Man Released After 44 Years in Prison

Eleventh Circuit Holds RICO Conspiracy Doesn’t Qualify as Crime of Violence for § 924(c) Purposes and Defendant’s 120-Year Sentence Was Procedurally Unreasonable



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