18 | Pictures from the 27th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
22 | Defending Boating While Intoxicated Cases - By Doug Murphy
35 | After the Ball - By Warren Wolf
38 | Texas and Federal Rules of Evidence: Our Top Twelve - By Ed & Sara Stapleton
Only two studies have examined the investigation of intoxicated boaters in the marine environment. Just one of these studies examined using seated sobriety exercises on a boat. It is comes as no surprise that both studies were conducted by government agencies with government grant money aimed at coming up with a law enforcement-based solution.
It has been more than a year since I stood at the lectern in the historic marble chamber that is the United States Supreme Court, and as I turn the page of the calendar to my next case, it is an appropriate time to reflect on what was a very special year.
Certain rules of evidence are needed in most every trial. These may be committed to memory, not necessarily so the rule can be recited verbatim, but at least so we may get to our feet and give a rule number and general description of the rule in making an objection. Being able to recite the rule word for word has advantages also.