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Rory Little Criminal Law

Rory Little is a Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, a former clerk to Justices Potter Stewart (ret.) and William Brennan, and author of the American Bar Association’s “Annual Review of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases.” He is also “Of Counsel” to the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery on discrete appellate matters.

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05.29.18 Opinion analysis: A DIG in Vogt
02.23.18 Opinion analysis: Appellate constitutional attacks on the offense of conviction are not waived absent explicit waiver (Corrected)
02.21.18 Argument analysis: Vogt argument suggests a narrow ruling or even a “DIG”
02.13.18 Argument preview: A deceptively complex Fifth Amendment question — use of compelled statements at a preliminary hearing
10.05.17 Argument analysis: A class on guilty-plea rules
09.27.17 Argument preview: Does a guilty plea waive challenge to the constitutionality of the criminal offense?
06.22.17 Opinion analysis: Courtroom closure error requires prejudice on collateral ineffective-assistance review
06.06.17 Opinion analysis: No joint and several liability for federal conspiracy forfeitures
05.31.17 Opinion analysis: Finding Fourth Amendment unanimity while allowing Fourth Amendment justice
04.20.17 Argument analysis: A genuinely undecided court on a difficult criminal procedure question
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