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Third Circuit Abolishes Judicial Immunity For Witnesses

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in U.S.A. v. Quinn, 2013 WL 4504647, held that trial judges no longer have the authority to grant judicial immunity. The decision to grant immunity is solely within the prosecution's discretion. Read More
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds That You Do Not Have A Right To Remain Silent Unless You Explicitly Say So Before Questioning

In Salinas v. Texas, __ S. Ct. __ (June 17, 2013), No. 12-246, the United States Supreme Court held that a person who desires protection of the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination must expressly claim it immediately, prior to any que… Read More
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