December 2017 edition of the Reasonably Suspicious Podcast from Just Liberty featuring JL Policy Director Scott Henson and Amanda Marzullo, executive director of the Texas Defender Service.
US v. Carpenter: SCOTUS appears likely to require a warrant for cell-phone location data.
Brandi Grissom, discussing the staff-on-youth sex scandal at the Gainesville State School.
Home Court Advantage
Evaluating a sharply split decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upholding a first-degree felony drug conviction in which a police officer stole the product and laced sheetrock with less than a gram of cocaine to frame the defendant. (See prior Grits coverage.)
Peter Neufeld of the national Innocence Project, discussing forensic science reform.
Errors and Updates
- Forensic hypnosis
- Austin City Council rejected police union contract
- DNA mixture evidence
The Last Hurrah
- TDCJ prison understaffing and staff safety
- Death penalty use declining: A first for Harris County in 40 years
- Dallas pilot program de-escalates mental-health calls by sending medical staff instead of cops