Reasonable Doubt Blog



Ninth Circuit Chief Judge: Brady Violations are Epidemic


In a scathing dissent, Chief Judge Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decries what he calls an "epidemic of Brady violations" on the part of federal prosecutions. "There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it." The landmark Brady...

Joseph Tully Named to National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers


The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers recently honored Mr. Tully with an invitation to join its ranks. The invitation-only organization is comprised of the Top 100 civil and criminal trial attorneys in each State/highly populated region. Mr. Tully was humbled to receive the...


Supreme Court to Hear Federal Asset Forfeiture Case

On October 16, 2013, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in Kaley v. United States. In deciding Kaley, the Court must answer a hotly contested question: Does the constitution require federal prosecutors seeking to seize a defendant's assets to show at a pretrial hearing that the assets...

Update on Prison Hunger Strike over Solitary Confinement

California State lawmakers are set to hold hearings this fall on the extended use of solitary confinement in State prisons. The hearings will give inmate advocates, human rights officials, and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation the opportunity to address solitary confinement...



The New Yorker's Expose on Civil Forfeiture

Taken, published this month in The New Yorker, by Sarah Stillman, offers outsiders a heartbreaking glimpse into a little known government "public safety measure"--civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture, in general terms, refers to government confiscation of cash and other assets that are alleged to...

Hollywood Calls Joseph Tully

Joseph Tully in court with Edward Furlong. Image rights: Getty/TMZ
A proud Martinez native, Mr. Tully was honored to be featured July 11, 2013 in the Martinez News Gazette discussing his representation of Edward Furlong of Terminator II fame. Mr. Tully represents clients throughout the state,...