American Criminal Law Review

American Criminal Law Review is a magazine covering criminal law in the U.S. It is published quarterly by Georgetown University Law Center.Subjects for American Criminal Law Review include: Police, Penology, and Penal Institutions; Law.

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 3, Summer

Common Scents: The Intersection of the "Plain Smell" and "Common Enterprise" Doctrines
I. INTRODUCTION While on patrol, a traffic officer observes a car make an illegal U-turn. He turns on his emergency lights and initiates a traffic stop. As the officer approaches the car, he notices that there are four passengers in the vehicle....
Mapping a Way Out: Protecting Cellphone Location Information without Starting over on the Fourth Amendment
I. INTRODUCTION In the last ten years, a new technology--the cellphone--has penetrated American society. (1) Many Americans no longer talk to one another over hard-wired landline phones--instead, they connect using mobile communications devices....
Material to Whom?: Implementing Brady's Duty to Disclose at Trial and during Plea Bargaining
The only eyewitness had told the FBI that the murderer was light-skinned and had a moustache. (1) Calvin Bibb had never worn a moustache, and even the U.S. Attorney prosecuting him for murder-for-hire wouldn't call him "light-skinned" in open court....
Prescribing Medicine for Online Pharmacies: An Assessment of the Law and a Proposal to Combat Illegal Drug Outlets
In 1999, Clayton Fuchs developed a business plan that would allow him to use his pharmacy license and the rapidly developing internet consumer market: he established an online pharmacy. (1) Fuchs set up Friendly Pharmacy, a company that allowed customers...
Unstacking the Deck: The Legalization of Online Poker
I. INTRODUCTION As long as Americans have been playing poker, the government has tried to stop them. During the nineteenth century, when the game first became popular, legislatures tried to banish it, (1) but poker flourished anyway on the rough-and-tumble...