Convicted Arkansas Judge Gets Pension

Judge Owens was convicted of registering a motor home at a fictitious address in another state to avoid paying taxes. He continued fighting efforts to remove him from the bench just long enough to pass the ten-year mark (earning a pension) and then resigned. Read all about it here.

Scope of the Fifth Amendment

As discussed below, the Supreme Court will decide a case (Chavez v. Martinez) this term that will reconcile different views of the scope of the Fifth Amendment’s protection against un-Mirandized interrogations. CNN has a long and interesting article about the issue presented here.