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Law enforcement officers making an arrest have to identify themselves as cops... right?
Bill from Illinois has a question about just how much latitude juries have to disregard the law or the facts in a case when making their decisions.
Kelly from St Paul asks: if you dump toxic materials into a lake, knowing it will cause deaths, can you be charged with murder?
John from Dayton calls in with another question: how does the discovery process work in civil law, and how does it apply in criminal cases?
The Trump administration has claimed its policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border is required under existing laws. That's true -- if you choose to carry out blanket criminal prosecution of all illegal border crossings, including those made by legitimate asylum-seekers. Why has every previous administration opted to enforce the law through civil proceedings only? And what does today's executive order actually do?
Technological change is disrupting seemingly every field. How will it impact criminal justice systems around the world in the future?
Why would a defense attorney decide not to put up a defense at all? Dave answers a question from Liddy in Long Island.
John from Dayton is a government teacher whose students have questions about the impeachment process. We break it down in another "Ask Dave" bonus episode.
What can courts do to mitigate the influence of abusive personalities on jury proceedings?
What are pattern-or-practice consent decrees? Trisha wants to know more about how they're being applied in her home city of Baltimore and other cities.