Firm Attorneys Author Two-Part Article for Business Crimes Bulletin on The Supreme Court’s Criminal Law Decisions in 2018December 4, 2018 – Business Crimes Bulletin
The United States Supreme Court’s October Term 2017 was a good year for criminal defendants in areas as varied as the Fourth Amendment, obstruction of justice, the death penalty, and criminal restitution. As in recent years, the Court continued to express concern about government overreach. This concern often unites justices who do not agree on other issues, as placing limitations on government authority can draw support from both liberal and conservative members of the Court. There was only one major criminal law decision this term — Carpenter v. United States — but there were several decisions that defense counsel would do well to study.
To continue reading Part 1 of Harry Sandick and Jacqueline L. Bonneau's article in Business Crimes Bulletin, please click here.
As we noted in Part One of this article, the U.S. Supreme Court last year continued to express concern about government overreach, and otherwise handed down decisions favorable to defendants. Although the Court rendered only one major criminal law decision in that term, many other cases it decided hold important lessons for defense counsel. We now continue our discussion of these.
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