Judging Traffic

2017 Newsletters

November 15 Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Compelled Breathalyzer Tests Violate Georgia Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
October 18 Commonwealth v. Gerhardt - Field Sobriety Tests and Marijuana;
September 20 Special Profile: Remote Video Proceedings for Traffic Cases in Fresno, California
August 16 Colorado Court Rules Marijuana Detection By Canine Unit Insufficient Cause for Search; Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down Statute Prohibiting Local Governments From Using Traffic Cameras
July 19 Montana Defendant Challenges State's Marijuana DUI Standard as Arbitrary; Washington State Enacts Tougher Distracted Driving Law
June 21 Chicago State's Attorney's Office to Stop Prosecuting Certain Traffic Offenses Due to Overwhelming Caseloads
May 17 Texas Legislature Considers "Second Chance" Law; Learning About Police Interaction in Driver's Education
April 19 Utah Lowers BAC Limit to 0.05; Traffic Resource Center Redesign; State v. Worsham: Event Data Recorders and the Fourth Amendment
February 15 Worth a Listen: Making the case & Marijuana Testing; Statistics - DUI's and Super Bowl Sunday
January 18 Ohio Supreme Court says Testimony of Experienced Police Officer Sufficient to Prove Drugged Driving Impairment; Medical Marijuana Patients Given Some DUI Protections
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2016 Newsletters

December 21 Best of 2016 December Newsletter
November 16 Marijuana Wins Big on Election Day; WV Supreme Court Looks at DUIs Occurring on Private Property
October 19 Rhode Island Seeks to Clarify what Cell Phone use is Permitted while Driving; MN Supreme Court Kills Warrantless Blood AND Urine Tests
September 21 Woman's "I Don't Have my Glasses" Defense Fails in Pa Court; Ca. Bill Seeks to Push Courts to Handle Traffic Amnesty Cases Faster
June 22 Ga's Supreme Court rules on Police Traffic Arrest Jurisdiction; Iowa Supreme Court Considers $75 Traffic Ticket Case
May 18 Ongoing Issues with THC Testing; Update: Minnesota v. Bernard at SCOTUS
April 20 Minnesota v. Bernard at SCOTUS; "U Drive, U Text, U Pay"; NY Pushes "Textalyser" as the Breathtest for Texting Drivers
March 16 Biological challenges with testing drugged drivers; Wisc. Report finds Non-compliance with Ignition Interlock Orders
February 17 SCOTUS to Revisit Warrantless Tests; Colorado and Drugged Driving: The story, so far
January 20 New DWI Defense? Auto-Brewery Syndrome; Law Review: Does Fla. Need a Statutory DUI Pretrial Diversion Program?