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Articles by Norma Gonzalez

Defendant’s Right to Testify Violated: Hawaii Supreme Vacates Conviction

by Norma Gonzalez

The Supreme Court of Hawaii vacated the defendant’s conviction for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant because the defendant’s waiver of the right to testify was not voluntarily, intelligently, and knowingly made.

On February 1, 2016, Eduwensuyi was charged in the Honolulu District Court with operating ...

ACLU Charges Police With Withholding Public Records

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court, contending that city and police officials have violated the California Public Records Act, which typically requires public agencies to make records available within 10 days of a request.

The ACLU’s petition says the organization ...



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