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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10.07.13 A messy follow-up to Lafler and Frye: Can “fun” facts produce “good” law?
06.13.13 Opinion analysis: Court rules unanimously that federal judicial participation in guilty pleas is subject to harmless error review
06.12.13 Opinion analysis: Four differing views leave ex post facto doctrine muddled but the result for the Guidelines is clear
04.30.13 The Court “DIGs” in Boyer v. Louisiana – and sometimes silence can speak volumes.
04.18.13 Argument recap: Nothing surprising except who sits where
04.12.13 Should judicial participation in plea discussions be automatically reversible? “No pressure” if the Justices stick to the Question Presented
03.01.13 Argument recap: The ex post facto boundary remains murky
02.25.13 Argument preview: Are federal Sentencing Guideline amendments “law” or merely “advice” when applying the Ex Post Facto Clause?
02.25.13 Train wreck avoided: Plain errors may be corrected even when “plain” only on appeal
01.15.13 Argument recap: Justice Thomas jokes while hearing an “incredibly … fact-bound” Speedy Trial case
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