- I am developing a blended (aka hybrid) class for my Constitutional Criminal Procedure course. This course will be a partially on-line class based upon the notion of flipping the classroom. The course will launch Janary, 2016. I have been teaching my Evidence class in this format since the spring of 2011.
- I supervised second year SCALE student Bernadette Bolan in the preparation of an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Ohio v. Clark. This was a product of the Amicus Project of Southwestern Law School. We filed on the side of the respondent, Darius Clark, on January 14, 2015, in this latest Confrontation Clause case before SCOTUS. If you click on the image of the brief above, you can read a description of the project. The case is scheduled for argument on March 2, 2015.
- Last year I supervised Anna Aran, a third year Southwestern Student, in the preparation and filing of an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of United States v. Wurie. This also was a product of the Amicus Project of Southwestern Law School. That case, along with Riley v. California, presented to the Court the issue of the validity of law enforcement's warrantless searches of the defendants' cell and smart phones. In the published opinion in the case, the Court found against the government and the state, holding that the searches were unlawful violations of the Fourth Amendment because the searches required warrants. The reported opinion appears at 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014). Although our brief was not cited by the Court the result was consistent with our arguments. If you click on the image you can go to the full opinion on Westlaw. You need to sign-in on Westlaw to see the decision.
- In the fall of 2016 I will begin work on the update of my Criminal Law text for McGraw-Hill. It will be the 4th edition of the book and will be published in the spring of 2017. If you click on the image you can go to the Amazon page for the book for more details about the existing 3rd edition, published in 2012.