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The Supreme Court will release orders from the February 15 conference on Tuesday, February 19, at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 20, at 10:00 a.m.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service; Ronald Mann has our preview.

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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01.16.19 Opinion analysis: Interesting 5-4 coalition holds that the ACCA reaches robberies that require force sufficient to overcome resistance (Corrected)
12.10.18 Opinion analysis: Justices hold their fire on the ACCA, unanimously agreeing that “burglary” includes vehicles “adapted or customarily used” for overnight sleeping
10.10.18 Argument analysis: Trying to define “robbery” and “burglary,” justices confront the jurisprudential “mess” of the ACCA
10.02.18 Argument preview: What vehicle burglaries, if any, count for enhancing Armed Career Criminal Act sentences?
10.02.18 Argument preview: Do “slight force” robberies count for enhancing Armed Career Criminal Act sentences?
09.18.18 Criminal cases in the October 2018 term: A law professor’s dream
08.27.18 Judge Kavanaugh’s record in criminal cases
05.29.18 Opinion analysis: A DIG in Vogt
02.23.18 Opinion analysis: Appellate constitutional attacks on the offense of conviction are not waived absent explicit waiver (Corrected)
02.21.18 Argument analysis: Vogt argument suggests a narrow ruling or even a “DIG”
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