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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
  • Grand juries
  • Guilty pleas
  • Habeas corpus
  • Immunity
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  • 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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Two Justices Tip Their Hands In Circuit Split Over Habeas Rule
June 17
Bin Laden Aide's Conviction Overturned, Court Says Military Panel Lacked Jurisdiction
June 17
Alleged Conflict From Bill Padding Scheme Isn't Error Unless Lawyer Adversely Affected
June 17
State Crime of ‘Causing' Sex Abuse Doesn't Correspond to Federal Abuse Law
June 17
Appellate Courts Need Not Consider Sketchy Explanations for Peremptory Strikes
June 17
Officers on Trial for Using Excessive Force Are Entitled to Instruction on Police Privilege
June 17
Mandatory Lifetime Supervision Can't Be Applied to Juvenile Sex Offenders
June 17
Suspicionless Search of Probationer Is Okay But Only if Agreement Unequivocally Allows it
June 17
Comments About NYPD Stop & Frisk Case Didn't Require Judge's Recusal, 7th Cir. Says
June 17
Affidavit Needn't Name Maker of Program That Combed P2P Networks for Child Porn
June 17
State High Court Restricts Expert Testimony On Meaning of Terms in Wiretap Recordings
June 17
Two More Circuits Strike Down Lifetime Total Bans on Internet Use
June 17
Obnoxious Defendant Didn't Prompt Recusal
June 17
Post-Hoc Rationale Didn't Justify Delay
June 17
Bar on Executing Mentally Ill Only Applies to Present
June 17
Citizens United, Race Bias in Stop & Frisk Impact Criminal Justice System, Panelists Say
June 17
Juror No. 1's Lies Mean New Trial For Former Deutsche Bank Broker
June 17
House Judiciary Committee Prepares To Board Body-Worn Camera Bandwagon
June 17
NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
June 17
June 15, 2015 Session
June 17
14-844 Bruce v. Samuels
June 17
14-807 Dunn v. DeBruce
June 17
14-1077 Leaks v. United States
June 17
14-1121 Hsiung v. United States
June 17
14-1227 Kugler v. Wisconsin
June 17
14-1250 Wieder v. City of New York
June 17
14-1279 Washington v. Walker
June 17
14-1296 Ohnemus v. Thompson
June 17
14-1330 Dorn v. Annucci
June 17
Orders of June 9–15, 2015
June 17
14-1430 Whittemore v. United States
June 17
14-1432 Burditt v. Leedy
June 17
14-1433 Lombard v. United States
June 17
14-1439 In re Charles
June 17
14-1447 Feas v. United States
June 17
Error in Address in Search Warrant Requires Suppression, 2nd Cir. Says
June 10
Judges' Advisories on Immigration Effects Don't Preclude Prejudice From Padilla Errors
June 10
Mistake-of-Age Is Legitimate Defense In Aiding and Abetting Child Porn Case
June 10
Courts Are Split Over Whether Threats Law Covers Only Actual People or Businesses Too
June 10
Admissions Made Under Immunity in Proffer Can't Be Used to Make Witness Speak ‘Truth'
June 10
Idaho's Pain-Capable Abortion Law Held To Violate Women's 14th Amendment Rights
June 10
Georgia Embraces Permissive Approach For Authenticating Facebook Evidence
June 10
Nevada's 1973 Wiretapping Statute Covers Mobile Phones, Text Messaging
June 10
Sentencing Court Focused Too Little on IQ And Too Much on Ability to Land Varied Jobs
June 10
PLRA Injury Requirement Doesn't Apply To Claims of First Amendment Violations
June 10
Failure to Establish ‘Actual Innocence' Torpedoes Wrongful Imprisonment Lawsuit
June 10
Another Court Rejects Competency Standard Allowed By Justices in Indiana v. Edwards
June 10
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review San Francisco's Tough Home Gun-Lock Law
June 10
E-Mails Were Within Scope of Warrant for Child Porn
June 10
Doubts on Criminalizing Noncommercial Sex Abroad
June 10
Prior DUI Admissible to Show Intent
June 10
Forced Strip to Prevent Jail Suicide Was Reasonable
June 10
Prison Mailbox Rule Applies to E-Filing
June 10
Pressure for Surveillance Overhaul To Continue, Despite New Curbs on NSA
June 10
Justices to Review Prosecutors' Power To Restrain Untainted, Substitute Assets
June 10
June 3, 8, 2015 Sessions
June 10
14-419 Luis v. United States
June 10
14-704 Jackson v. City of San Francisco
June 10
14-772 Fields v. United States
June 10
14-1221 Stiegel v. Peters Twp.
June 10
14-1244 Chiquillo v. California
June 10
14-1292 Holz v. Foster
June 10
14-1333 Mills v. United States
June 10
14-1408 Bower v. Stephens
June 10
14-1409 In re Bower
June 10
Orders of June 3–8, 2015
June 10
14-704 Jackson v. City of San Francisco
June 10
14-1393 Prince v. Michigan
June 10
14-1403 Suchocki v. Gilcrest
June 10
14-1407 Camp v. Berghuis
June 10
14-1408 Bower v. Stephens
June 10
14-1409 In re Bower
June 10
14-1410 Kelley v. Camacho
June 10
14-1425 Shoback v. Pennsylvania
June 10
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