Author Archive for Aram James

Aram James is a retired Santa Clara County deputy public defender—and a cofounder of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP) –a grassroots legal advocacy organization located in San Jose, CA.

Palo Alto criminal defense attorney Thomas Nolan–the art of cross-examination–and the public humiliation of PAPD’s April Wagner

Law Offices of Thomas Nolan

Attorney Tom Nolan, you’re the man–well sort of!!   What’s the old saying re cross–examination–something like–cross–examination is the greatest engine ever designed to secure the truth!  And–if my courtroom recollections and observations of you over the years–serves me correctly–Tom Nolan–you are one…

Stripped down version of our 4th amendment

stripped search

Supreme court Justices approve Strip-Searches for Any Offense—no matter how minor, i.e. violation of a leash law—without requiring probable cause. The US Supreme Court today –in a 5-4 decision (Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington) —ripped…