Showing posts from 2018

Error in admitting prior bad act leads to new trial for jail officer sentenced to 9 years for assault on inmate

ICE may detain and deport a defendant regardless of a district court's detention determination

Does Operating an Airplane Include Preflight Activities?

We Repeat, Time-Served Sentences Are Unlawful

Appellate Waivers and the Elephant in the Room

A Better (Plea) Deal: Court holds Defendant can Show Strickland Prejudice by Losing the Right to Negotiate a Better Plea Deal

Hobbs Act Robbery Ruled Not a "Crime of Violence" Under Sentencing Guidelines

When does a judge go too far in controlling the courtroom?

Another habeas win: Michigan's sentencing practices run contrary to established Supreme Court precedent

The Door is Merely Cracked for § 3582(c)(2) Sentencings

A fool for a client?

A rare dual habeas win

Fraud or just a wee mistake?

Note change in oral argument times.

6th Circuit Raines in Potter, a.k.a., Attention Hardcore Habeas Nerds

Reminder to Counsel: Representation Includes Filing Petitions for Certiorari

Tennessee Delivery of a Controlled Substance Qualifies as a “Serious Drug Offense” under ACCA

Court Reverses Fraud Sentences Based on Faulty Loss Calculations

Court upholds 2255 waiver provision

Those Devilish Details: Forfeiture and Restitution

Intentional Assault by Any Other Name is Still Intentional Assault

Procedural error to impose steep sentencing increase based on online article, without notice to parties