In this blog I will discuss important developments in criminal law on the state, national, and sometimes global scene. Our world is always changing and revealing interesting and important developments in criminal justice. In the last year we have seen many important developments in criminal justice. Major publications have discussed governmental interrogation techniques, the legalization of marijuana, the privacy rights of individuals in their cell-phones, the death penalty and its execution, and the push towards more lenient Federal sentences for those convicted of non violent offenses. It is imperative that defense attorneys be aware of these new developments. Through this blog I will try to highlight and explain the importance of these developments, while offering my own constructive perspective. Thank you, Michael J. Langford