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Short Wins - And More On Jury Nullification

Six new cases from the federal circuits this week. My favorite - a subjective measure, I know - is United States v. Ramirez. Any time a court, even the Ninth Circuit, vacates a drug conspiracy conviction for insufficient...more

Short Wins - Resentencing Mania Sweeps The Federal Appeals Courts

There are a handful of resentencing remands in the federal courts last week. Perhaps most interesting is United States v. Francois, remanding because the sentence imposed exceeded the statutory maximum. One doesn't see...more

CFC Begins Charging Administrative Fee to File a Civil Action

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has amended its Fee Schedule, effective May 1, 2013. The change is being made to implement a new $50 administrative fee when filing a civil action, suit or proceeding....more

President Obama Nominates Campbell-Smith and Kaplan to Serve on U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Patricia E. Campbell-Smith and Elaine D. Kaplan were nominated on March 19, 2013 to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by President Obama. ...more

What Are Congressional References and How do They Work?

Unique among federal courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has jurisdiction to render findings of fact and conclusions of law on individual claims brought before Congress. The process by which one house of Congress by...more

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