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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06.29.15 Opinion analysis: The Court strikes down the ACCA’s residual clause as vague. But is the real problem the “categorical” approach?
06.22.15 Opinion analysis: An “opportunity for precompliance review” is constitutionally required for most government inspection programs
06.19.15 Opinion analysis: The required mens rea for federal narcotics offenses is getting clearer
04.23.15 Argument analysis: Is the government pushing a bridge too far regarding federal drug prosecutions?
04.22.15 Re-Argument analysis: The votes are not there to sustain the residual clause
04.21.15 Opinion analysis: Traffic stops can’t last too long or go too far, and no extra dog sniffs!
04.17.15 Argument preview: The tricky mens rea requirements for federal narcotics cases
04.17.15 (Re-)Argument preview: Is possession of a sawed-off shotgun a “violent felony”? The government is not going down without a fight
03.04.15 Argument analysis: How does requiring a warrant interfere with surprise police searches of hotel guest registers?
03.02.15 Argument preview: Hotel guest registers and the Fourth Amendment – harder than it looks?
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