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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 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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04.19.16 Opinion analysis: A lopsided majority for full retroactivity
03.31.16 Argument analysis: A likely decision in favor of retroactivity?
03.29.16 Betterman argument analysis: What “prejudice” counts, and what is the remedy, for an inordinate delay in sentencing?
03.23.16 Argument preview: Complex retroactivity questions arising from Justice Scalia’s void-for-vagueness decision last Term
03.21.16 Argument preview: A “clean” constitutional question – does the speedy trial right apply to sentencing?
03.01.16 Argument analysis: An unremarkable gun case may be harbinger of things to come
02.23.16 Argument analysis: Sometimes argument is not much help
02.23.16 Argument preview: Another arcane case in which Justice Scalia will be missed
02.17.16 Argument preview: Proving the federal criminal “element” of affecting commerce
01.26.16 Opinion analysis: A straightforward opinion settles two federal criminal law questions
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