Matthew G. Kaiser

Matthew G. Kaiser

The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC

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The Second Circuit On Appointed Counsel And The Perils Of Hiring A Lawyer For A Federal Criminal Case

Most people who are accused of a crime in federal court are unable to pay for a lawyer and have one appointed for them....more

5/16/2013 - Affidavits Public Defenders

Short Wins - Is It Unseemly That DOJ Asks For New Prosecutors While Federal Defenders Are Being Laid Off?

Three opinions are in this week's "short wins" - on restitution calculation, competency in a bank robbery case, and the Fair Sentencing Act....more

4/15/2013 - DOJ Federal Prosecutors Public Defenders

Short Wins - Public Defender Withdrawals Of Two Kinds

Last week was an active week in the federal appeals courts. Perhaps most interesting - especially to those who are concerned about the state of our federal public defenders - is the Second Circuit's opinion in United...more

4/11/2013 - Child Pornography Federal Budget Firearms Illegal Drugs Jury Instructions Mental Hospitals Public Defenders Sequestration Sex Offenders

Short Wins - More On The Federal Defender Budget Mess And The Withering Sixth Amendment

Two wins in the Eighth Circuit - nice. Other than that, it's a whole lot of resentencing news. In news related to last week's short wins post, though, where I lamented that Assistant Federal Public Defenders will be...more

4/1/2013 - Confrontation Clause Federal Budget Federal Sentencing Guidelines Illegal Gun Possession Public Defenders Right To Counsel Sequestration Sixth Amendment Spending Cuts Witness Unavailability

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