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Cyberstalking: A New Phenomenon

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Criminal Law, Online Exclusive 

Computer Criminal

Shawn Sayer began an intimate relationship with a woman while living in Maine. After their relationship ended in January 2006, Sayer began to stalk and harass his former girlfriend. Subsequently, the Maine Superior Court convicted Sayer for stalking the victim, and she obtained an order of protection against him in February 2008.

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Testimonial Statements: The Death of Dying Declarations?

By   /  June 1, 2012  /  6th Amendment, Constitutional Law 

Witness on Stand

Thomas Clay and Sidor Fulcher were convicted of murder in the second degree by a jury in the Supreme Court of New York, Kings County. Clay appealed, claiming that the trial court erred when they permitted a police officer to testify in court to a statement made by the victim, allegedly violating defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights under the Confrontation Clause.

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