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For the professional edge in your day-to-day practice, rely on the most timely, objective reporting on significant developments, trends, and emerging patterns in criminal law today—Criminal Law Reporter.

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  • Find out what experienced criminal justice professionals already know—whether you're a defense attorney, prosecutor, judge, or researcher.
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  • Understand the impact and implications of current rulings that set precedent, examine new statutes, or tackle controversial issues.
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  • Follow U.S. Supreme Court criminal cases from filing through oral argument to final disposition. You're alerted via e-mail as soon as a pertinent decision is made. Detailed information includes titles and docket numbers, articles on oral arguments, and an annual review of the Court's decisions.
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Notification: current reports providing news and developments

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Print and Web notification formats are issued and available weekly. Print current reports are indexed quarterly, cumulating annually. Web current reports are archived to 8/07/1996. E-mail summaries, providing the highlights and table of contents for each report, with URLs to full text articles and documents, are also available.

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  • Appeals
  • Arrest
  • Capital punishment
  • Civil liability
  • Civil rights
  • Confrontation and cross-examination
  • Defenses
  • Double jeopardy
  • Drugs
  • Driving
  • Electronic surveillance and wiretapping
  • Entrapment
  • Evidence
  • Firearms
  • Forfeiture
  • Fraud
  • Grand juries
  • 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
  • Statutory interpretation
  • Witnesses
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July 30, 2014
  • Ban on Mandatory LWOP for Juveniles Is Not Retroactive on Collateral Review
  • State High Court Avoids Deciding If Cell Tower Tracking Requires Warrant
  • Negotiated Cap on Sentence for Prior Didn't Keep Crime From Qualifying as ‘Felony’
  • Sentencing Is Important Enough To Justify Involuntary Medication
  • Court Must Affirmatively Offer Allocution Before Imposing Post-Revocation Sentence
  • U.S. Appeals Court May Review Denial Of International Fugitive's Motion to Dismiss
  • McNeely Rule on DUI Blood Testing Isn't Retroactive on Collateral Review
  • Iowa Police Must First Obtain Warrant Before Searching Probationer's House
  • Magistrate Judge Has Unfettered Discretion To Reopen Suppression Hearing, 8th Cir. Says
  • Defendant's Response to Anders Brief Blocks Later Challenge in Habeas Corpus
  • Waiver of Privilege in Plea Negotiations Survives Prosecution's Rescission for Breach
  • Superimposing Child's Face on Adult Body Qualifies as Child Porn Under Federal Law
  • Contraband-Cigarette Statute Requires Proof Accused Knew Packs Lacked Stamps
  • SORNA Allows Striking of Registration Data When State Constitution Demands Removal
  • Probation in Lieu of Jail Not Justified by ‘Shutdown'
  • Mandatory Minimums For Juveniles Unconstitutional
  • Expert Testimony About Narco-Saint Inadmissible
  • Treating Doctor Can Say Suspect Seemed Intoxicated
  • Collecting DNA After Arraignment Is Unconstitutional
  • Instruction to Keep Deliberating Was Adequate
  • Estranged Spouse Can't Burglarize Own Home
  • Stay Overturned, Execution Takes Two Hours
  • Courts Defer to Individual Privacy Interests by Requiring Warrant To Obtain Cell Phone Data and Cell Site Records in Riley and Davis
  • Orders of July 22–23, 2014
  • 14-3 Hoffler v. Jacon
  • 14-17 Cupples v. Michigan
  • 14-18 Carranza v. Skipper
  • 14-29 Whitman v. United States
  • 14-42 Valentine v. United States
  • 14-57 Lawrence v. United States
  • 14-59 Schultz v. Wescom
  • 14-65 Chorney v. U.S. Attorney
July 23, 2014
  • Acceptance of Guilty Plea Is ‘Too Important’ To Be Left to Magistrate Judge, 7th Cir. Says
  • Ninth Circuit Halts Arizona Execution Over Nondisclosure of Source of Lethal Drugs
  • Objection to Judge's Consideration of Issue Must Now Be Raised at Sentencing Hearing
  • General Sentencing Statute Governs Term Imposed After Mandatory Release Revocation
  • Alleyne Doesn't Require Jury Findings About Facts That Bar Safety-Valve Sentence
  • Courts Are Divided About Forfeiture Of Claims Based on Unsupported Closures
  • Lawyer Should've Mined Competency Report To Craft Mitigation Points for Penalty Phase
  • Federal Ban Against Restoring Gun Rights Applies if State Places Any Limits on Ex-Con
  • Allen Charge Needn't Inform Jury That Deadlock Will Result in Mistrial
  • Driver's Consent Allowed Search of Briefcase Even After Passenger Inquired About Warrant
  • Public Policy Doesn't Insulate Attorneys For Advice That Led to Client's Convictions
  • Bin Laden Aide Gets Mixed Results on Appeal; Ex Post Facto at Gitmo Still Open Question
  • Enemy Combatant Tort Suit Bar Is Constitutional
  • Padilla Rule Isn't Retroactive in N.Y. State Hearings
  • No Right to Extra Voir Dire After Post-Selection Plea
  • Miranda Warning Needn't Belabor Financial Liability
  • Two Crimes Counted as One Under Three-Strikes Law
  • Death-Penalty Ruling Vacated in Wake of Hall
  • Nominations and Confirmations
  • The Right of the People to Be Secure in Their Digital Papers
  • Orders of July 15–21, 2014
  • 13-1554 Garrett v. Minnesota
  • 13-1556 McClamma v. Remon
  • 14-4 Downs v. Ferriolo
July 16, 2014
  • State Court Gives Officers Lots of Leeway To Conduct Other Investigations During Stop
  • Mandatory Consecutive Firearms Sentence May Shorten Sentence for Underlying Crime
  • Motel Guest's Privacy in Dumpster Was Protected by State Constitution
  • Defendant Has Right to Cross-Examine Someone From Private Lab That Tested DNA
  • Alleyne Mandatory-Minimum Rule Didn't Bar ‘Strict-Liability' Sentence Based on Quantity
  • Obstruction of Subcommittees Is Covered By Statute That Refers to ‘Any Committee’
  • Juvenile Wasn't ‘In Custody' During Interview in Principal's Office
  • Sentence That Leaves Restitution Open Qualifies as ‘Final’ for Purposes of Appeal
  • Judge's Restitution Methodology Satisfied Paroline v. United States
  • Expert Opinion Is ‘Unreliable' Where Based On Defendant's Word He Intended No Wrong
  • Attorney Didn't Deserve to Be Sanctioned For Complaining About Slow Payment of Fees
  • Circuits Split Over Sentences for Alien Smuggling
  • Nonviolent Felon Properly Medicated for Sentencing
  • Police Can't Stop Car on Basis of Color Discrepancy
  • Supreme Court Clarifies Upshot of 2013 Decision
  • Rehearing Granted in Voir Dire Closure Case
  • Mobile Phone Digital Privacy Decision Headlines Supreme Court's 2013-14 Term
  • Supreme Court Term in Review
  • Orders of July 1, 2014
  • 13-1497 Harris v. Serpas
  • 13-1502 Hyde v. Tennessee
  • 13-1507 King v. Berghuis
  • 13-1509 Reed v. Stephens
  • 13-1512 Hammond v. United States
  • 13-1513 Algire v. California
  • 13-1517 Goins v. Lazaroff
  • 13-1518 Gause v. Haile
  • 13-1521 Bailey v. United States
  • 13-1525 Miles v. United States
  • 13-1529 Masto v. Kieren
  • 13-1531 Travis v. United States
  • 13-1533 Hornback v. United States
  • 13-1534 Tyler v. Ryan
  • 13-1537 Korman v. Superior Court of Cal.
  • 13-1539 Escobar v. Garcia
  • 13-1543 Aldawsari v. United States
  • 13-1552 Martin v. Westland
July 02, 2014
  • Digital Data Entitled to Greater Privacy Than ‘Physical Items,’ Supreme Court Says
  • Compelled Disclosure of Encryption Key Wasn't Covered by Act-of-Production Rule
  • Police Can't Indefinitely Hold Digital Files That Are Beyond Scope of Search Warrant
  • Refusal to Reoffer Plea Deal After Appeal Didn't Establish Prosecutorial Vindictiveness
  • Phone Users Lack Right to Privacy In Text Messages They Send to Others
  • Arrestee Who Waived Right to Attorney Needn't Be Told of Lawyer's Arrival at Jail
  • Delaying Presentment for Long Weekend Wasn't Justified by Interrogation of Cohort
  • Clerical Mistakes on Presentence Report May Be Corrected at Any Time, 5th Cir. Says
  • Restitution in Check-Kite Case Isn't Reduced By Collusion of Scammed Business's Principal
  • Alien Can Challenge Previous Removal On Basis of Intervening Supreme Court Ruling
  • Acquittal on Predicate Count Bars State From Pursuing Felony-Murder in Retrial
  • Revised Federal ‘Crush Video’ Law Avoids Its Predecessor's Overbreadth
  • Hall IQ Ruling Isn't Retroactive on Collateral Review
  • 11th Circuit Avoids ‘Worthless Services’ Issue
  • Criminal Solicitation Complete Once Request Is Made
  • Crime Lab Scandal Doesn't Justify Relief
  • Aiming Laser at Plane Illegal Even if No Intent to Hit
  • Scaring Jurors Is Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • Delay in Presentment Was Reasonable
  • Extra Gun Admissible in Felon-in-Possession Case
  • Nominations and Confirmations
  • Compiled Information
  • Compiled Information
  • June 30, 2014 Session
  • 13-498 Bianchi v. Chrzanowski
  • 13-994 Luna v. Texas
  • 13-999 Ibarra v. Texas
  • 13-1036 Gomez v. Texas
  • 13-1077 King v. United States
  • 13-1111 Georgia v. Roesser
  • 13-1152 Tuma v. United States
  • 13-1166 Salazar v. Missouri
  • 13-1388 Sheppard v. Virginia
  • 13-1391 Toribio v. Spece
  • 13-1392 Wozny v. Wisconsin
  • 13-1394 Edwards v. United States
  • 13-1439 Montes v. United States
  • Orders of June 25–30, 2014
  • 13-1477 Gonzalez v. Ryan
  • 13-1482 Virden v. California
  • 13-1484 Duval v. United States
  • 13-1487 Henderson v. United States
  • 13-1488 Baker v. Blake
  • 13-1490 Whitley v. Ercole
  • 13-1491 Cuti v. United States
  • 13-1493 Tennant v. United States
  • 13-1495 Kim v. Beard
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