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

Don't Leave Your Defense To Just Anyone Get Attorney David Finn a Former Criminal Trial Judge & Federal Prosecutor Who Has Never Lost a Trial / Appeal     For the second time in less than a week, the Supreme Court has summarily reversed a federal appeals court for...

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Attorney-Client Privilege Reform Needed

Don't Leave Your Defense To Just Anyone Get Attorney David Finn a Former Criminal Trial Judge & Federal Prosecutor Who Has Never Lost a Trial / Appeal     COALITION TO PRESERVE THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE American Chemistry Council American Civil Liberties Union...

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Federal Convictions Reversed-2008

Don't Leave Your Defense To Just Anyone Get Attorney David Finn a Former Criminal Trial Judge & Federal Prosecutor Who Has Never Lost a Trial / Appeal     The following is a publication of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New...

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David Finn on WFAA News Dallas

Don't Leave Your Defense To Just Anyone Get Attorney David Finn a Former Criminal Trial Judge & Federal Prosecutor Who Has Never Lost a Trial / Appeal     A mystery illness, an unexplained death and no follow-up investigation is all part of a case involving an inmate...

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Expunction Update-July 2008

2007/2008 Expunction Law Update

Case Law and Statutory Changes

– Just the Highlights –

On June 1, 2007, the Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the line of cases, which required the expiration of the statute of limitations as a condition precedent to the expunction of arrest records in all cases where the arrested person was NOT charged by indictment with the commission of a felony offense.

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Dallas Jail-DMN & DOJ Report

Don't Leave Your Defense To Just Anyone Get Attorney David Finn a Former Criminal Trial Judge & Federal Prosecutor Who Has Never Lost a Trial / Appeal     11:14 PM CDT on Monday, July 21, 2008 By KEVIN KRAUSE / The Dallas Morning News kkrause@dallasnews.com   While...

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Texas FLDS Case

This original mandamus proceeding involves the temporary custody of a number of children who were removed from their homes on an emergency basis from the Yearning For Zion ranch outside of Eldorado, Texas.1 The ranch is associated with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), and a number of families live there. Relators are thirty-eight women who were living at the ranch and had children taken into custody on an emergency basis by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services based on allegations by the Department that there was immediate danger to the physical health or safety of the children.

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New Supreme Court Decision-April 23, 2008

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

Don't Leave Your Defense To Just Anyone Get Attorney David Finn a Former Criminal Trial Judge & Federal Prosecutor Who Has Never Lost a Trial / Appeal     David Finn: In addition to the individuals named in the following article, credit for the distribution of this...

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