Welcome to episode two of The Legal Watchdog Podcast!
In part one of the podcast we discuss the fourth amendment and your right to privacy in your own home and its attached garage. Spoiler alert: if you live in an apartment or condo, the news is not good! If you want to read the case before listening to the podcast, you can find it here: State v. Dumstrey.
In part two of the podcast we discuss the community caretaker exception to the fourth amendment. If you want to read that case, you can find it here: State v. Matalonis.
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Our funky, jazzy theme song ("Cold Hurt") and our cool intermission song ("Murgatroyd") were generously provided by David Pizarro. To hear more of David's music, you can listen to his philosophy-psychology podcast Very Bad Wizards, or go directly to his SoundCloud page.
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Finally, here is the podcast:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Dr. Larry White, my coauthor on two articles and a psychology professor at Beloit College, recently gave a great presentation on false confessions. The presentation should appear below; if it doesn't, you can find it on Youtube by clicking here. You can also click these links for our article on Miranda and our article on false confessions. (Click this link for my solo article on Miranda.)
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Heien v. North Carolina and
State v. Cobbs.
And here's an article (as promised in the podcast) that makes the distinction between the Fourth Amendment (the right) and the exclusion of evidence (the remedy): An Economics Perspective on the Exclusionary Rule and Deterrence.
In part two of the podcast, we discuss 2014's two Wisconsin expunction cases. You can find the cases at these links:
State v. Hemp (Hemp I) and
State v. Hemp (Hemp II).
Our funky, jazzy theme song ("Cold Hurt") and our hip-hoppy intermission song ("Rational") were generously provided by David Pizarro. You can find all of David's music at SoundCloud.
And finally, here is the podcast:
Monday, January 5, 2015
There were two
Wisconsin cases this past year – Hemp I and
Hemp II – on expunction of criminal records for young people convicted of
relatively minor crimes. Aside from the substance
of those cases, Hemp II may have put to bed a debate that my colleague Terry Rose and I were
having against the director of state courts back in 2010. In a nutshell, the director put out a pamphlet
stating that, even after expunction, “If you are asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime, such as
on a job application, you must answer ‘Yes.’ ” We disagreed.