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 Stewart (ret.) and 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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12.15.14 Opinion analysis: Reasonable mistakes of law by police do not violate the Fourth Amendment
11.06.14 Argument analysis: Justices unhappily consider whether sawed-off shotguns are inherently violent
11.04.14 Argument preview: Are there (finally) five votes to declare the residual clause of the ACCA unconstitutionally vague?
10.17.14 Argument analysis: Sometimes oral argument does not produce clarity
10.14.14 Argument preview: What can a federal habeas petitioner argue when defending a judgment in his favor?
10.08.14 Argument analysis: A simple answer to a deceptively simple Fourth Amendment question?
10.03.14 Argument preview: How many brake lights need to be working on your car?
06.23.14 Opinion analysis: Court clarifies reach of federal bank fraud while leaving some questions for future
04.03.14 Argument report: Reach of the federal bank fraud statute remains unclear
03.30.14 Argument preview: No April Fools – Even after thirty years, the reach of the federal bank fraud statute is hard to predict
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