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  • Civil rights
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  • Electronic surveillance and wiretapping
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  • Racketeering
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  • Search and seizure
  • Self-incrimination
  • Sentencing
  • Sex offenses
  • State constitutional law
  • Witnesses
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  • U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
  • Federal and state criminal laws

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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
Bad Stop Requires Suppression of Evidence Found During Arrest on Outstanding Warrant
January 28
Exhorting Nonexistent Followers to Kill May Qualify as Prosecutable ‘True Threat'
January 28
Third Circuit Upholds Application Of U.S. Securities Law to Foreign Entity
January 28
Court's Review of Lethal Injection Protocol Prompts Focus on Stays of Execution
January 28
Ineffective-Assistance Claim Over Conflict Must Link Conflict to Actual ‘Adverse Effect'
January 28
Counsel's Fumbled Calculation of Deadline Isn't ‘Extraordinary Circumstance' for Tolling
January 28
Four-Month Deferral of Faretta Hearing Cured by Letting Defendant Redo All Motions
January 28
One Cache of Bomb Building Parts Supports Multiple Counts of Failing to Register Device
January 28
Defendant Didn't Waive Batson Rebuttal By Waiting Until After Trial to Mount Attack
January 28
Expert Opinion Barred After Insanity Defense Ditched
January 28
Attempted Aggravated Arson Is ACCA Violent Felony
January 28
Deadly Use of Gun Gets Consecutive Sentence
January 28
Failing to Impeach Forgetful Witness Was Reasonable
January 28
Refusing to Put One's Hands on Cruiser Is Disorderly
January 28
DOJ Rethinks Corporate Cooperation, Urges Timely, Full Disclosure on Crimes
January 28
NOMINATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
January 28
Jan. 23, 26, 2015 Sessions
January 28
14-7955 Glossip v. Gross
January 28
14-182 Irish v. Louisiana
January 28
14-256 Keele v. United States
January 28
14-374 Rainey v. United States
January 28
14-457 King v. McCree
January 28
14-561 Selle v. Minnesota
January 28
14-590 Smith v. Toal
January 28
14-627 McGrath v. Tavares
January 28
14-679 Llovet v. City of Chicago
January 28
Orders of Jan. 23–26, 2015
January 28
Justices May Limit Canine Drug Sniffs In Connection With Routine Traffic Stops
January 28
14-798 McLaurin v. United States
January 28
14-806 Triplett-Fazzone v. City of Columbus Div. of Police
January 28
14-807 Thomas v. DeBruce
January 28
14-809 New Hampshire v. McKenna
January 28
14-812 De Boise v. St. Louis County
January 28
14-813 Hale v. United States
January 28
14-818 Smith v. Ohio
January 28
14-820 Vance v. United States
January 28
14-824 Carp v. Michigan
January 28
14-825 County of Maricopa v. Lopez-Valenzuela
January 28
14-827 Miezin v. United States
January 28
14-831 Eichers v. Minnesota
January 28
14-833 Victorick v. Texas
January 28