People occasionally pat their pockets to ensure they haven’t lost items of value, such as phones or wallets. Police call it a “security adjustment.” Recently, a state appeals court ruled police could not use a security adjustment, without more, as a basis to search someone.
Soon after passing concealed-carry legislation, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted two other laws to clarify state residents’ right to use weapons in self-defense and land possessors’ responsibility to trespassers. Although the castle doctrine law and the castle doctrine law and the trespasser liability act became effective Dec. 21, 2011, questions remain as to their provisions.
April 3, 2013 – “Fifty years ago, a prisoner in a Florida jail received news that his case had changed the world for criminal defendants,” says Bill Bay, chair of the ABA’s Litigation Section. In this video, distinguished panelists discuss the importance of this landmark decision and whether today’s justice system is delivering on its promise.