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1st Circuit "on a tear"...

Three Sentencing Reversals in One Day Yes, on August 16, 2021, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston went “on a tear” …. tearing up the sentences imposed by lower court judges in three different cases. These decisions illustrat… Read More
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Drug Convictions Reversed due to Trial Judge's Biased Comments

The Case and Ruling In late December, in United States v. Raymundi-Hernandez, the 1st Circuit Court reversed not only Mr. Raymundi-Hernandez’s conviction for narcotics trafficking, but convictions of three other codefendants / alleged coconspir… Read More
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2020- Year in Review for the Criminal Justice System

The January 20, 2021 issue of the New Hampshire Bar News printed excerpts from an article that Kaylee Doty and I wrote, “The Criminal Justice System in 2020 – A Year Like No Other”. You can read the excerpted article in the newspape… Read More
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Its a crime to Refuse to Hand an Officer Your License on Request

In a November 19, 2020 decision, State v. Shaw, the NH Supreme Court ruled that a driver commits the crime of Disobeying a Police Officer if police officer asks for license and registration, and driver holds up the license to the window but refuses t… Read More
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Landmark Racial Profiling Decision from MA Supreme Judicial Court

Yesterday, September 17, 2020, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (highest court in MA) released a landmark decision that enables victims of racial profiling to hold police officers accountable in court by suppressing evidence obtained as a res… Read More
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End Qualified Immunity and Hold Police Officers Accountable

Are Police Held Accountable for Misconduct? What is the proper role of police in our society? Most people believe that we employ police officers to help the criminal justice system hold people accountable when they break the law. But it feels like ev… Read More
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Sentence Reduction Under 3582c1A for Extraordinary and Compelling Reasons

U.S. v. Urkevich order, 03-cr-00037, Nebraska District Court, link to the order here: Urkevick order c1A Read More
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30 Days Deprivation of Liberty Not Enough for Assaulting Libertarian

The Court Ruling The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that a sentencing judge gave too lenient a sentence – 30 days in jail – to the man who assaulted the world’s most famous libertarian, Senator Rand Paul. Senator Paul&… Read More
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Lothstein's First Degree Assault Jury Trial Results in Nine Not Guilty Verdicts

Earlier on this page, we reported that Ted Lothstein has been in a First Degree Assault jury trial all week in the Hillsborough County Superior Court-South in Nashua, representing Cyrinus Franklin “Frank” Morris. The Nashua Police and Hillsboroug… Read More
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1st Degree Assault Jury Trial in the News

Ted Lothstein’s role defending a Nashua man charged with First Degree Assault in a jury trial this week has been covered twice this week by the Nashua Telegraph. (The defense team, contrary to the article, did not include anybody named “D… Read More
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