Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime, Uncategorized

Söring greift an! Ich erwidere!

[Dies ist eine deutsche Fassung des englischen Originals] Söring widmet mehrere Seiten seines neuen Buches meiner Wenigkeit, die er als "texanischen Blogger" bezeichnet -- aus naheliegenden Gründen. Ich denke, seine Aussagen ein "Fisking" verdienen, also hier ist es. BEGINN DER FISKING Die Passage über mich erstreckt sich über die Seiten 193 bis 196 von Soerings… Continue reading Söring greift an! Ich erwidere!

Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

Essay about Jens Söring and his Media Campaign published in the Berliner Zeitung

The Berliner Zeitung just published an essay (g) by me on how the German media is handling Jens Söring's innocence claims. They titled it: "Jens Söring Will only be Free when he Admits He's A Murderer". I didn't choose this title, which I find a tad aggressive. The piece focuses more on the role of… Continue reading Essay about Jens Söring and his Media Campaign published in the Berliner Zeitung

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Death Penalty, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Policy, Public Law, Self-Promotion, Social Media, True Crime

Essay about Defending Death Row Inmates published in ‘Berliner Zeitung’

A few weeks ago, an editor at the Berliner Zeitung asked if I might be interested in writing a piece about how lawyers defend death row inmates in the USA. I said 'Sure, why not?' (Beers may have been involved). The piece was just published this weekend, you can read it here. It's paywalled --… Continue reading Essay about Defending Death Row Inmates published in ‘Berliner Zeitung’

Criminal Law, DNA, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, True Crime

Blood, Logic, and Guilt

There are plenty of things happening behind the scenes with the Söring situation, which has got me going through the archives and thinking about the case. Many aspects of it are like intriguing logic puzzles. Take the Type O blood at the crime scene. We'll likely never have definitive proof it was Söring's because of… Continue reading Blood, Logic, and Guilt

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Evidence, Federal Constitutional Court, Human Dignity, Mental State, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Policy

What’s the Maximum Punishment under German Criminal Law?

I'm back after a long hiatus, thanks for your patience. I've just had tons of work lately on many different projects, and I needed to figure out how to fit in time for the blog. This post will be about German prison sentences, specifically the longest ones for the most serious crimes. Before that, though,… Continue reading What’s the Maximum Punishment under German Criminal Law?