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On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., the justices are expected to release orders from their October 11 conference.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC. Click to read Amy Howe's preview.

Rory Little Criminal Law

Rory Little is a visiting professor at Yale Law School, 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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09.09.19 Overview of the court’s criminal docket for OT 19 – sizeable and significant
06.10.19 Opinion analysis: A straightforward definition of burglary for ACCA
04.25.19 Argument analysis: ACCA argument becomes a broader discussion of statutory interpretation
04.17.19 Argument preview: When must criminal intent be developed for an unlawful trespass to become a burglary?
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
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