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