Blog Posts in October, 2010

  • Melendez-Diaz Confronts the 6th Amendment

    Prospective clients frequently call to ask whether it’s possible to appeal their convictions based on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Melendez-Diaz. In Luis E. Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. ___ (2009) [No. 07-591. Argued November 10, 2008-Decided June 25, 2009], the Court held that a defendant has a due process right, under the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment, to confront and ...
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  • Turner Trial Testimony

    As a television commentator, and when interviewed by print reporters, I have been asked whether I think the defendant made a mistake in testifying at his trial in United States v. Charles Turner, [No. 08-cr-10345]. Of course, as with so many things, hind-sight is 20/20 and the defendant’s conviction on all counts, including making false statements, may well suggest the jury didn’t believe his ...
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