The Serial Suicide Killer Melchert-Dinkel appeals his conviction (Part 1)

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William Melchert-Dinkel was found guilty last year of aiding the suicides of a British man and Canadian woman. His attorney is asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction on free speech grounds, arguing the victims had already decided to commit suicide. Within his defense attorney’s own words rests the possible basis for … Continue reading

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Are the differences between a right to die choice and a victim of murder too subtle for the courts to differentiate between the two?

right to die

“The cases highlight the confusion surrounding the legal tests for murder, assisted suicide and euthanasia. Campaigners argue there should be clear guidance on how prosecutors should respond to cases where a competent adult requests help to die, and where relatives inflict death without the clear wishes of their loved ones. “The law needs to protect … Continue reading

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Is an insanity plea the only remaining option in Serial Suicide Killer’s efforts to avoid prison?

Internet Threaths

“However, and here is where there is considerable gray area, the law according to Wehrwein “doesn’t specifically address situations involving communication via the Internet.”  This as it turns out is the basis upon which some legal experts (including Melchert-Dinkel’s lawyer Terry Watkins) have suggested that freedom of speech issues could play a role in the … Continue reading

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Wayne Crookes’ lawsuits disconcerting and perhaps even frivolous, but are they a necessary exercise in the establishment of Internet accountability?

When I read about the lawsuits that were brought against several bloggers by Wayne Crookes for simply providing a link to major Internet sites such as Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia and MySpace, sites that Mr. Crookes contends defamed his character, I must admit that I immediately thought of the Jerky Boyz’ Sol Rosenberg.  As part of … Continue reading

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Cyber War and the Emergence of the Borderless Criminal: Why the Melchert-Dinkel Serial Killer Case Should Be a Slam Dunk . . . For the Prosecution

“The basis for the assimilation or perhaps reconciliation of virtual and physical realities in terms of law enforcement starts with the basic premise of criminal law, which as Susan Brenner who is the NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology at the School of Law stated in a May 6th, 2009 article, is about “preventing … Continue reading

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