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High Court Clarifies Rule on Plea Discussions in Federal Criminal Cases

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held last month in United States v. Davila that a guilty plea does not need to be automatically vacated, regardless of whether there has been prejudice to the defendant, when a...more

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Government’s Petition Regarding Judicial Participation in Plea Negotiations

On January 4, the Supreme Court of the United States granted the government’s petition for certiorari in an appeal involving Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)....more

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