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Entries from April 2008

New Supreme Court Decision-April 23, 2008

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

In Virginia v. Moore, case number 06-1082, the Supreme Court today decided that just because police officers violate state law by arresting a person for an offense that is not subject to arrest, a search incident to that
(unlawful) arrest does not violate the Fourth Amendment. And it was a unanimous decision (Justice Ginsburg only concurred in the judgment).

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Federal Misdemeanors-List

April 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

David Finn: In addition to the individuals named in the following article, credit for the distribution of this material goes to Tony Lacy, Assistant Public Defender, Western District of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It’s old, so check the Federal Code before relying on the information. A giant “Thank You? goes out to Sherri Katz, Research […]

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Texas Federal/State Comparison: George Milner,III., Milner & Finn, Dallas, Texas

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

CRIMINAL PRACTICE IN TEXAS STATE AND U.S. DISTRICT COURTS – A COMPARISON by: George R. Milner, III Milner & Finn Dallas, Texas www.milnerfinn.com I. INTRODUCTION Most attorneys will begin their careers practicing in either state or federal court, but rarely both.

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Updates to the Adam Walsh Act: John Teakell, Milner & Finn

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

UPDATES TO by John Teakell Milner & Finn Dallas, TX Federal Bar Assn.’s Federal Criminal Practice Seminar April 11, 2008 “THE ADAM WALSH ACT? AN OVERVIEW Re: Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 – H.R.4472 – Public Law No: 109-248 I. Note There are no official changes; however, there are several proposed […]

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More Great Federal Sentencing Stuff from Amy Baron-Evans

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Rita, Gall and Kimbrough: A Chance for Real Sentencing Improvements Amy Baron-Evans April 4, 2008 In a series of cases beginning in 1999, the Supreme Court examined the historical roots of the right to jury trial in both the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights. See U.S. Const. Art. III, § 2, cl. 3, […]

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Gall & Kimbrough: Crime and Punishment in Federal Court

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

As many of you know, the first shot fired in the modern Sixth Amendment revolution left the Supreme Court’s muzzle seven years ago in Apprendi v. New Jersey. In that opinion, the Court explained that the Sixth Amendment mandated that “other than the fact of a prior conviction, any fact that increases the penalty for […]

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