Criminal Defense Blog Archives for April, 2016

Blatant Racism on a Jury? : Supreme Court to decide if it’s okay

April 18, 2016

This spring, the United States Supreme Court is considering a case that may determine whether jury deliberations should remain secret, even if the jury includes members that make racist comments to encourage the conviction of a defendant. In 2007, a Mexican national named Miguel Angel Pena-Rodriguez was convicted of unlawful sexual contact and two counts… Read More »

Atlanta Braves baseball player Olivera arrested in Arlington assault

April 13, 2016

On Wednesday April 13, 2016, Arlington County Police were called at approximately 7:00 AM to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, by a woman saying she had been assaulted by an Atlanta Braves baseball player. The police reported the female victim had bruises and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. Police would not… Read More »