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  • Capital punishment
  • Civil liability
  • Civil rights
  • Confrontation and cross-examination
  • Defenses
  • Double jeopardy
  • Drugs
  • Electronic surveillance and wiretapping
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  • Firearms
  • Forfeiture
  • Fraud
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  • Guilty pleas
  • Habeas corpus
  • Immunity
  • Interrogation and confessions
  • Jury trial
  • Money laundering
  • Obscenity
  • Police misconduct
  • Prisons and jails
  • Racketeering
  • Representation by counsel
  • Search and seizure
  • Self-incrimination
  • Sentencing
  • Sex offenses
  • State constitutional law
  • Witnesses
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  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
  • Federal and state criminal laws

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Getting Paid With Fees Subject to Forfeiture: What Is a Criminal Defense Attorney to Do?
May 13
Officers Don't Need Warrant To Track Past Locations of Mobile Phones
May 13
McNeely Rule on DUI Blood Extraction Applies Retroactively to Cases in New Jersey
May 13
Void-for-Fraud Clause of Insurance Contract Does Not Figure into Sentencing, Restitution
May 13
Doctor Had to Reveal Patient's Pedophilia To Police, but Didn't Have to Testify About It
May 13
Prosecutor Can't Avoid Naming Fraud Victim To Keep Victim From Making Forfeiture Claim
May 13
Proof of Conspiracy Requires More Than Knowledge Fees Were Paid With Drug Money
May 13
Instruction on Deference to Prison Security Skewed Jury's Scrutiny of Race-Based Rules
May 13
Dissidents' Sabotage Convictions Reversed Where Acts Didn't Impair National Defense
May 13
Inmate Can Start Simultaneous Deadlines In Multiple Counties With Pending Charges
May 13
Court Recognizes Sleep Driving Defense
May 13
Judge Could Go 11, Instead of Seating Alternate
May 13
Making False Record Requires Intent to Deceive
May 13
Faretta Warnings Can Come in Segments
May 13
Treaty Didn't Confer Enforceable Rights in U.S. Court
May 13
14-1227 Kugler v. Wisconsin
May 13
14-1237 Quiel v. United States
May 13
14-1292 Holz v. Foster
May 13
14-1296 Ohnemus v. Thompson
May 13
14-1306 Erwin v. United States
May 13
14-1308 Bierley v. Sambroak
May 13
Illinois Assault Weapons Ban Upheld; En Banc or Supreme Court Review Ahead?
May 6
Medical Marijuana Law Adds Item To Police Search-Warrant Checklist
May 6
Error in Applying Career Offender Guidelines Isn't Basis for Collateral Relief, 4th Cir. Says
May 6
Cop's Assumption That Suspect Used Internet Spoiled Magistrate's Probable Cause Finding
May 6
Police Can Still Search Mobile Phones, But Search Guidelines Remain Unclear
May 6
Blown Federal Habeas Deadline Forgiven Where Lawyer Flubbed Filing, Misled Client
May 6
New Jersey Supreme Court Sets Out Standard For Admitting Partly Recorded Conversations
May 6
Restitution Formula for Mortgage Frauds Requires Tweaking for Downstream Lenders
May 6
Territorial Limit on City Officers' Authority Restricts More Than Searches, Seizures
May 6
Imprecise Recordkeeping About Informer Doesn't Trigger Need for Franks Hearing
May 6
Gatekeeping Role Clarified When Expert Relies on Machine That Occasionally Fails
May 6
Taint From Prior IRS Summonses Needed To Suppress Fruit of Grand Jury Subpoena
May 6
Fraud Conspiracy Doesn't Include Overt Act
May 6
Porn Enhancement Has No Intent Element
May 6
Cop Killer's Death Sentence Ruled ‘Disproportionate'
May 6
Lynch's Biggest Challenge As Holder Successor is Time
May 6
NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
May 6
May 4, 2015 Session
May 6
14-912 New York v. Lloyd-Douglas
May 6
14-941 New York v. Dunbar
May 6
14-1064 Terry v. Oklahoma
May 6
14-1120 Kosilek v. O'Brien
May 6
14-1171 Hinojosa v. Fed. Bureau of Prisons
May 6
14-1203 Babaria v. United States
May 6
Orders of April 28–May 4, 2015
May 6
14-1279 Washington v. Walker
May 6
14-1288 Cain v. Woodfox
May 6
Justices Told That Execution Cocktail Causes Unacceptable Pain, Suffering
May 6
Two State Courts Provide Guidance On Authenticating Texts, Facebook Messages
April 29
Accused Had No Right to Cross-Examine Laboratory Analyst Who Created DNA Profile
April 29
Asking Pedestrian: ‘Do You Have a Gun?' Didn't Transform Encounter Into Seizure
April 29
In-Court Identification Was Admissible Despite Questions About Their Reliability
April 29
Joinder of Four Drug Transactions Improper Where Sales Weren't Part of Unified Scheme
April 29
North Carolina Kidnapping Conviction Triggers ‘Crime of Violence' Enhancement
April 29
Adult's Uncounseled Juvenile Disposition Can't Be Used to Boost Recidivist Sentence
April 29
Apprendi Rule Requires That Jury Resolve Risk-Level Status That Hiked Release Terms
April 29
County Must Record Its Traffic Stops To Curb Racially Motivated Investigations
April 29
En Banc 9th Cir. Overturns Barry Bonds's Conviction
April 29
No Due Process Violation for Limiting Testimony
April 29
Sitting in Parked, Running Car Is ‘Operating' Vehicle
April 29
‘Sell' Doesn't Include Giving Bag to Someone to Hide
April 29
Substitute Expert's Testimony Was Admissible
April 29
NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
April 29
April 27, 2015 Session
April 29
14-209 Illinois v. Cummings
April 29
14-874 Apel v. United States
April 29
14-887 Balt. City Police Dep't v. Owens
April 29
14-1030 In re Mills
April 29
14-1045 Matz v. Klotka
April 29
14-1046 Flander v. Texas Dep't of Pub. Safety
April 29
14-1114 Cossette v. United States
April 29
14-1185 Saoud v. United States
April 29
Orders of April 27, 2015
April 29
Tasered Pretrial Detainee Asks High Court If Jailers' Intent Affects Use of Force Claim
April 29
14-1243 Meints v. City of Beatrice
April 29
14-1244 Chiquillo v. California
April 29
14-1248 Jones v. Virginia
April 29
14-1250 Wieder v. City of New York
April 29
14-1260 Allaithi v. Rumsfeld
April 29
14-1265 Mingo v. City of Mobile
April 29
14-1270 Welton v. Anderson
April 29
14-1272 Anderson v. United States
April 29
14-1282 Boshears v. Massachusetts
April 29
Rant at Police Officers Was ‘Disorderly,' Outside Protection of First Amendment
April 8
Neither Subsection of Bank Fraud Statute Requires Proof That Bank Faced Risk of Loss
April 8
9th Cir. Upholds Bio-Terror Conviction Where Toxic Cloud Forced Mass Evacuation
April 8
‘Consent' in Implied-Consent Laws Can't Be Used to Circumvent McNeely
April 8
Ruling on Extension of Stop Illuminates Line Between Hunch, Reasonable Suspicion
April 8
Ban on Mandatory LWOP for Juveniles Isn't Retroactive, Alabama High Court Rules
April 8
Ohio Tweaks Double Jeopardy Test For Merging Allied Offenses of Similar Import
April 8
Competency Hearing Wasn't Required After Accused Suffered Panic Attacks
April 8
Fifth Circuit Makes U-Turn on Applicability Of Immigration Enhancement to Drug Priors
April 8
Self-Defense Inconsistent With Heat of Passion
April 8
Destruction of Video Violated Due Process
April 8
Sentence Contrary to Guideline Requires Explanation
April 8
Victim's Past Irrelevant at Forced Prostitution Trial
April 8
Isolated ‘Factual' Deficiency May Be Harmless Error
April 8
Court's Fine Payment Schedule Doesn't Offend BOP
April 8
Telling Prosecutor to Reopen Isn't Advocacy
April 8
Brief Wait for Colleague Didn't Overextend Detention
April 8
Fixed Presumption-of-Innocence Instruction Adopted
April 8
Lawsuit Over See-Through Jail Garment Goes Forward
April 8
Only One Predicate Merges With Felony Murder
April 8
Duress and Innocence Aren't Mutually Exclusive
April 8
Military Security Officer Wasn't Government Agent
April 8
Circuits Split on How to Fight Appeal Extension
April 8
2d Cir. Declines To Rehear Newman Insider Decision
April 8
April 6, 2015 Session
April 8
14-523 Brown v. Stephens
April 8
14-906 Woodel v. Florida
April 8
14-923 Humphries v. Stephens
April 8
14-938 Sullivan v. North Carolina
April 8
14-1032 Meggison v. Bailey
April 8
14-1076 Lopez v. United States
April 8
Orders of April 6, 2015
April 8
14-1187 Hralima v. Baca
April 8
14-1192 Tullberg v. Wisconsin
April 8
14-1196 Lewis v. Michigan
April 8
14-1203 Babaria v. United States
April 8
14-1207 Barker v. Arkansas
April 8
Serial Vehicle Stops Based on Same Reason Must Be Collectively Reasonable, 2d Cir. Says
March 18
Social Guest Had Privacy Interest in Area Three to Five Feet From House's Back Porch
March 18
DNA Analysis for Identity, Sex Isn't ‘Search' Under Fourth Amendment
March 18
Challenge to Penile Arousal Examinations Isn't Premature, Even if Tests May Not Occur
March 18
Restrictive Conditions on Death Row Don't Deprive Protected Liberty Interest
March 18
Motion for Status Hearing to Set Trial Date Doesn't Count As Motion Resolved by Hearing
March 18
Fact That Statement Was Made to Mother Corroborated Statement Against Interest
March 18
Failure to Interview Exonerating Witnesses May Pave Way to State Prisoner's Freedom
March 18
Wis. Justices Debate Whether Deterrence Is Sole Reason to Apply Exclusionary Rule
March 18
One-Time Child Porn View Doesn't Support Inference That Viewer Retains Illicit Images
March 18
‘Seaman's Manslaughter' Provision Doesn't Reach Conduct of BP Rig Workers
March 18
Many Simple Acts Added Up to Sophisticated Means
March 18
No Colloquy Required for Counsel's Concession
March 18
Court Sorts Prejudice From Jury Reinstruction
March 18
Motorist's Permission for Frisk Wasn't Coerced
March 18
Disturbing Political Meeting Isn't Criminal Act
March 18
U.S. Sentencing Commission Holds Hearing On Proposed Sentencing Guideline Changes
March 18
14-1068 Tyler v. Louisiana
March 18
14-1076 Lopez v. United States
March 18
14-1077 Leaks v. United States
March 18
14-1082 Renzi v. United States
March 18
14-1083 Sandlin v. United States
March 18
14-1093 Jones v. Frost
March 18
14-1095 Musacchio v. United States
March 18
14-1102 Hurd v. Superior Court
March 18
14-1103 Bolden v. City of Euclid
March 18
14-1104 Bailey v. Tritt
March 18
Doctor's Letter Was Too Little, Too Late To Make Prosecution Witness ‘Unavailable'
February 25
State's Grant of Gun License Qualifies As Full Restoration Under Federal Gun Law
February 25
Courts Reject Constitutional Challenges To Convictions for Refusing Breath Test
February 25
Military High Court Clarifies Implied-Bias Test For Disqualification of Court-Martial Members
February 25
Face-to-Face Interactions Can Support ‘Mass Marketing’ Enhancement for Frauds
February 25
Ohio's Use of Firearm Enhancement Doesn't Apply to Cops Acting in Line of Duty
February 25
Neglect Law's ‘Spiritual Healing' Exemption Is Constitutional, Tennessee High Court Rules
February 25
Baggies of Pot and ‘Suspicious' Interactions Aren't Enough to Confirm Intent to Distribute
February 25
Imprecise, Six-Year Span in Indictment Was Unconstitutionally Overbroad and Vague
February 25
No ‘Acceptance of Responsibility' Break Due to Denials About Cross-Referenced Crime
February 25
New Tenant in Drug Stash House Needn't Dissipate Probable Cause
February 25
Amendments to New Hampshire Registration Make it Punitive for Ex Post Facto Purposes
February 25
Arrestee Who Incited Crowd Didn't Assault an Officer
February 25
Evidence of Uncharged Acts in Past Was Admissible
February 25
Ability to Recall Witness Provided Confrontation
February 25
Judge Should've Asked Further About Sleeping Juror
February 25
More Was Required to Get Restitution of Retail Price
February 25
Failure to Bring List of Items Didn't Spoil Search
February 25
Pretrial Replacement of Lawyer Cured Conflict
February 25
Defense Lawyer's Waiver of Closing Was Premature
February 25
Circuit Ends Split Over Modification Motions
February 25
ABA Overhauls Criminal Justice Standards
February 25
Feb. 23, 2015 Session
February 25
14-276 Wilkins v. Stephens
February 25
14-317 New Mexico v. Schwartz
February 25
14-375 In re Ryan
February 25
14-456 Alvarez v. United States
February 25
14-528 Las Vegas Metro. Police Dep't v. Sandoval
February 25
14-537 Burgess v. Town of Wallingford, Conn.
February 25
14-541 McGee v. United States
February 25
14-605 Kitko v. Young
February 25
14-644 Willis v. Virginia
February 25
14-683 Aipperspach v. McInerney
February 25
14-691 Hahn v. Walsh
February 25
14-712 Woodward v. Florida
February 25
14-713 Boswell v. Texas
February 25
14-715 Korman v. California
February 25
14-729 Walker v. California
February 25
14-734 Paige v. Lay
February 25
14-759 Etcheber v. FBI
February 25
14-760 McPherson v. United States
February 25
14-763 Brock v. Florida
February 25
14-776 Dawson v. Anderson Cnty.
February 25
14-785 Kelmar v. Virginia
February 25
14-794 Daoud v. United States
February 25
14-813 Hale v. United States
February 25
14-820 Vance v. United States
February 25
14-827 Miezin v. United States
February 25
14-867 Bruteyn v. United States
February 25
14-873 Paris v. United States
February 25
14-889 City of Sonora v. C.B.
February 25
Orders of Feb. 20–23, 2015
February 25
Government Doesn't Stick to Its Guns During Felon Firearms Transfer Argument
February 25
14-977 Bryant v. Dasilva
February 25
14-983 Hooks v. Langford
February 25
14-985 Johnson v. Ohio
February 25
14-989 Murphy v. Texas
February 25
14-993 Thomas v. Louisiana
February 25
Attack on Guidelines Sentence Is Cognizable on Collateral Review
February 18
10th Cir. Takes on Restitution in Porn Cases Following Supreme Court's Paroline Decision
February 18
Facebook Posts Qualified as Illegal Contacts Under Anti-Stalking, Witness-Tampering Laws
February 18
‘Speedy Sentencing' Claim Is Grounded In Due Process Clause, Not Sixth Amendment
February 18
Circuits Say Ignore Guidelines Commentary On Computer Use in Sex Trafficking of Minors
February 18
11th Circuit Clarifies FCPA Exemption For Low-Level, Ministerial ‘Grease Payments'
February 18
7th Cir. Affirms Physician's Conviction For Home Health Referral Kickbacks
February 18
Fruits of Mobile Phone Ping Were Admissible Even If Federal Ping Law Is Unconstitutional
February 18
Facts Surrounding Rape Weren't Enough To Sustain Conviction for Kidnapping Too
February 18
Double Jeopardy Rights Were Violated Where Charges Arose From ‘Unitary Conduct'
February 18
Court Issues New Opinion in Case
February 18
Health-Care Fraud Involved ‘Sophisticated Means’
February 18
Ruling Makes It Easier to Prove Marriage Fraud
February 18
Carjacking Enhancement Applies to ‘Keyjacking'
February 18
Passenger Had Protected Privacy Interest in Bag
February 18
Officer Holding On to Fleeing Car Could Shoot Driver
February 18
Less-Definitive DNA Test Is Admissible for ID
February 18
Stand Your Ground Laws Increase Homicides ABA Task Force Says; Urges States to Repeal
February 18
Pa. Governor Shelves Death Penalty Until Task Force Completes Review
February 18
Has the Legal Threshold for ‘Willful Blindness' Really Changed Since Global-Tech?
February 18
Orders of Feb. 10, 2015
February 18
14-907 Dolenz v. United States
February 18
14-931 Holbrook v. Woods
February 18
14-938 Sullivan v. North Carolina
February 18
14-941 New York v. Dunbar
February 18
14-964 In re Rivera
February 18
14-967 Coffman v. United States
February 18
14-970 Friedlander v. United States
February 18
14-973 Nguyen v. North Dakota
February 18