Constitutional Law

Why $10 Million for Marty Tankleff is Not Enough

Suffolk County lawmakers on Thursday approved a $10 million settlement for Martin Tankleff, who served 17 years in prison for killing his parents before an appellate court overturned the conviction in 2007. The legislature’s Ways and Means Committee voted 5-0 for the settlement, which was recommended by County Attorney Dennis Brown. “There’s no amount of […]

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Constitutional Law

The Man the State Forgot

I am not clear how this happens in America in 2013. Steve Slevin was pulled over for DWI in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. Slevin was soon placed in padded cell in the jail’s floor, naked with only a suicide smock on, as a form of detoxification. Slevin then went into medical observation for a […]