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New Supreme Court Case-Criminal Law

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Arizona v. Gant, decided by the United States Supreme Court on April 21, 2009. Held: Police may search the passenger compartment of a vehicle incident to a recent occupant’s arrest only if it is reasonable to believe that the arrestee might access the vehicle at the time of the search or that the vehicle contains […]

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Tags: David Finn · Federal Law · Government

Scalia Rocks

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES ROBERT SORICH, TIMOTHY McCARTHY, AND PATRICK SLATTERY v. UNITED STATES ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT No. 08–410. Decided February 23, 2009 The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied. McNally v. United States, 483 U. S. […]

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Tags: criminal law · Government · Texas · Texas FLDS

U.S. Supreme Court has had it with District Courts

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments

For the second time in less than a week, the Supreme Court has summarily reversed a federal appeals court for failing to strictly follow post-Booker sentencing law.  In Nelson v. United States, __ S.Ct. __, 2009 WL 160585 (Jan. 26, 2009), the Court took the Fourth Circuit to task for affirming a within-guidelines sentence despite […]

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Tags: criminal law · Federal Law · Government · Supreme Court Opinions

Court: Government Action Unconstitutional

October 8th, 2007 · No Comments

United States v. Dorsey2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 20958 (11th Cir. 2007) Holding: Government’s reason for refusing to file§5K1.1 motion was unconstitutional. After the defendant was arrested with drugs, heimmediately started cooperating with police by callinghis drug supplier and leaving a message with the returnphone number of a detective with police department. The detective heard from […]

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Tags: Drug Supplier · Government · Unconstitutional