Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 20 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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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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
12.01.15 Argument analysis: Few friendly faces in the crowd for computer fraud defendant
11.20.15 Argument preview: An unusual two-issue case of federal computer crime
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