The law firm of Kassius Benson Law, P.A. sponsored a team at this year’s Minnesota Tough Mudder event. We had a great time and raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Thanks to all who participated and all of you who supported the team!
California Death Penalty System Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules On July 16, a federal judge ruled that California’s death penalty system is so arbitrary and plagued with delay that it is unconstitutional, a decision that is expected to inspire similar arguments in death penalty appeals around the country. The state has placed hundreds of people… Read more »
CUSTOM & BORDER PATROL AGENTS MAY NOT BE LIMITED BY LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASE REQUIRING WARRANT FOR CELL PHONE SEARCHES Although the United States Supreme Court released a landmark ruling limiting the ability of police officers to search a suspect’s cellphone last month, the decision does not apply to all law enforcement. “Our answer to… Read more »
SUPREME COURT REQUIRES POLICE TO GET WARRANT BEFORE SEARCHING CELL PHONES On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, in the cases of Riley v. California, 13-132 and U.S. v. Wurie, 13-212, released a landmark ruling limiting the ability of police officers to search a suspect’s cellphone. The court found that, unless it’s an… Read more »
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Firm has a team for the 2014 Minnesota Tough Mudder (Link: https://toughmudder.com/events/2014-minneapolis-st-paul). The event is Sunday, July 20, 2014 and is being held in nearby Hudson, Wisconsin. Not only is the event …a challenging mud and obstacle race, but its proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Anyone interested in running with Kassius Benson… Read more »
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Judge Jed S. Rakoff (sitting by designation), last week reversed the trial conviction of two individuals and a corporation for environmental crimes involving asbestos removal, and ordered a new trial. United States v. Certified Environmental Services, Inc., et al. The reversal was based on the denial… Read more »