Judge orders Dr. Paulus Released; Conviction Reversed

On March 5, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated the conviction of Doctor Richard Paulus and released him from prison where he was serving a draconian five-year sentence because the federal prosecutor withheld key exculpatory evidence the jury should have considered  in deciding whether to convict him.  The court ruled… Continue Reading

The Impact of Overcriminalization in the United States

The federal criminal code has been part of United States law since the First U.S. Congress. The country’s first criminal code featured laws that addressed a mere 30 crimes, in part because the Framers of the Constitution believed that a large criminal code would compromise the United States’ hard-won freedom and the liberties of its… Continue Reading