Criminal justice practitioners understand that ‘‘joint and several liability’’ stands for the common proposition that each co-conspirator should be equally responsible for all provable losses the conspiracy caused. Put...more
Two doctors, married to each other, were accused of health care fraud. They pled guilty and fought at sentencing about the amount of the restitution that they would have to pay back to the insurance companies for what they...more
One would have thought that, with the end of the world predicted for Friday of last week, our nation's appellate courts would have spent their last week on Earth with family or friends, rather than cranking out wins for folks...more
It's hard, when things go wrong, not to seek a mulligan. And we all get off on the wrong foot sometimes.
When a case is in front of a federal judge for sentencing, though, a mulligan is only very rarely...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.