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
There's only one published win in the last week for a criminal defendant in our federal circuit courts. Gotta love a good case involving the Munitions List....more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 20 held that one of its 2010 rulings – that under the Sixth Amendment, criminal defense attorneys must warn their clients that guilty pleas can result in deportation – does not apply...more
On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated the smuggling and conspiracy convictions of two importers of allegedly tainted cheese products in the case of United States of America v. Yuri...more
According to The Innocence Project, nobody knows just how many innocent people are sitting in prison after being wrongly convicted. This organization works tirelessly with defendants who believe they were wrongly convicted to...more
The Miranda rights, also known as the Miranda warning, are read to people upon arrest. Police and other law enforcement personnel are required to read or recite this warning to suspected criminals to ensure that their rights...more
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