Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end turned convicted murderer, was found dead this morning in his prison cell in Massachusetts. Just a few days ago, he had been acquitted on a second set of murder charges. Under Massachusetts law, Aaron Hernandez is now not guilty – even of the charge on which he was convicted. In Minnesota, he would (probably) be entitled to the same outcome. Confused? Massachusetts law provides for a doctrine called abatement ab initio. … Continued
We came, we saw, and we argued. It was a great experience and I’m already looking forward to the next one. You can take a look at the video and tell us what you think.
This morning I’ll be arguing State v. S.A.M. before the Minnesota Supreme Court. S.A.M. is the first case under Minnesota’s new expungement law to be decided by the Minnesota Court of Appeals and now to reach the Minnesota Supreme Court. Back in 2005, my client, S.A.M. (expungement appeals are decided using initials only), pleaded guilty to aiding/abetting second-degree burglary. He was granted a stay of imposition, a disposition in which a conviction is entered, no sentence is imposed, probation is ordered, and if the stay … Continued