In its July 29, 2014 decision in R. v. Graham, the Ontario Court of Appeal (Cronk, Watt and van Rensburg JJ.A.) comprehensively considered how to approach a criminal appeal alleging ineffective assistance of trial counsel. In...more
An appeal was recently filed in the murder case involving victim Maria Ridulph. John Daniel McCollough was convicted in 2012 of the 1957 slaying, making it one of the oldest cold cases ever prosecuted. An Illinois appeals...more
On April 30, 2014, the Philadelphia based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its precedential opinion in United States v. Tai, ___ F.3d ___, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 8129 (3d Cir. April 30, 2014), here. A copy of...more
Sometimes, the result of allowing a sentence appeal would be the re-incarceration of the respondent. Should an appellate court consider the harsh effects that such a result would inflict upon the respondent in deciding how to...more
I strongly suspect that many of our nation's circuit court judges worked over the Thanksgiving break, because they're back with nine wins for folks accused of crimes in our nation's federal appellate courts.
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