Blog Posts in November, 2011

  • 1984 Is No Longer Fiction: Supreme Court Considers Warrantless GPS Tracking

    It sure looks like the sitting justices on the United States Supreme Court are on the right track (pun fully intended) from the questions asked yesterday in United States v. Jones , a case in which the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office is arguing that the police are entitled to secretly install a Global Positioning System ( "GPS") on a motor vehicle without a warrant in order to track a crime ...
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  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel During Plea Bargaining

    A plea bargain is a critical step in anyone’s criminal defense. It is ineffective assistance of counsel when an attorney gives bad advice regarding a plea bargain, a situation that I am all too often asked to "fix" when the defendant comes to me seeking a second opinion after his conviction. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in Lafler v. Cooper, No.10-209 , ...
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