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Third Circuit Rules Prisoner Body Cavity Searches Excessive and Unconstitutional

By Tom McParland |

In a precedential opinion, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that a Delaware prison's blanket policy of conducting thrice-daily visual cavity searches of inmates held in isolation violated Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

First-Degree Murder Trial Stay Lifted in Wake of High Court's Decision Striking Death Penalty

By Tom McParland |

Superior Court President Judge Jan R. Jurden on Thursday lifted a temporary stay of all trials and penalty hearings in those murder cases, three days after Attorney General Matt Denn said his office would not seek an appeal of the state high court's ruling in Rauf v. State, the case striking down the First State's capital punishment scheme.

Connolly Gallagher Hires Three Attorneys to Wilmington Office

Connolly Gallagher added David S. Conway as of counsel, and Kyle Evans Gay and Daniel R. Stanek joined as associates.

Next Death-Penalty Dispute to Turn on Question of Retroactivity

By Tom McParland |

With Delaware's death-penalty statute no longer on the books and first-degree murder cases set to resume, another legal battle over the fate of the 13 inmates 
currently on death row is expected to play out in the coming months.