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Sixth Circuit continues to define the zone of timeliness for Batson challenges

The CP Restitution Debate Continues

Happy Thanksgiving

A win's a win

Bostic is not dead

Sixth Circuit slightly extends overbreadth zone for pornography supervised release conditions

Supreme Court may be ready to overrule 6th Circuit and itself

What if I don't have a PageID#?!?!?!?!?

Important rule change for citing to record in appeals

The new lie-detector test?

Implicit waiver of the right to counsel

Subjective Intent and Threats

World’s Most Ineffectual Bank Robber: “I have a gun” is not always a threat of death

How Many Ways can the Government Punish You for One Act? A Bunch.

Begay error correctable under 2255!!

"Extraordinary" Pretrial Publicity No Barrier to Death Sentence

Career Offenders and Crack Reductions

CP Case and Trial Issues: Rape Shield, Double Jeopardy, and More

More confusion on upward variances

SORNA registration tiers matter

What is stale? Not this warrant.

Apprendi applies in juvenile proceedings

Extreme literalism in defining "life"

Statements to a probation officer fall outside the "judicial proceeding" exception to the false statement statute

Are restitution awards getting weirder?

Sixth Circuit reverses conviction where district court refused to instruct the jury on the justification defense

Supreme Court Update -- FSA, Apprendi, & Crawford

Wal-Mart is a Single Victim

Supreme Court reverses 6th Circuit’s prosecutorial misconduct test

District Court Commits No Less Than 5 Errors in Applying the Guidelines

On or About and Constructive Amendments and Judicial Notice, Oh My!

Sixth Not Convinced by Cop’s Framing of the Facts

The Rarest of Birds: A Defense Victory in a Non-Capital Habeas Case

I Demand Satisfaction: New Mexico Aggravated Assault (Deadly Weapon) Not Crime of Violence Under Guidelines

Court Adopts Two-Pronged Heller Analysis, Rejects Second Amendment Challenge to "Dangerous Weapon" Enhancement

Good CP Case

En Banc Court Reverses Grant of Habeas Corpus

Career Offenders and the Crack Reduction