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Tag: criminal procedure

Ramos+v+Louisiana
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Ramos v. Louisiana (Decision April 20, 2020)

Does the Constitution guarantee the right to a unanimous verdict in state criminal trials?

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McKinney+v+Arizona
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McKinney v. Arizona (Decision February 25, 2020)

The Arizona Supreme Court properly reevaluated McKinney’s death sentence.

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GamblevUS-scaled
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Gamble v. United States (Decision June 17, 2019)

The United States and Alabama can prosecute Gamble for the same act.

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USvStittandUSvSimsdecision
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United States v. Stitt and United States v. Sims

The defendants’ prior convictions count as burglary under the federal law.

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CarpentervUSDecision
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Carpenter v. United States (Decided June 22, 2018)

The government needs a 4th Amendment warrant (with probable cause) to get your cell phone location data.

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Chavez-MezavUnitedStatesDecision
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Chavez-Meza v. United States (Decided June 18, 2018)

The lower court justified itself sufficiently in making the sentence adjustment.

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Rosales-MirelesvUSDecision
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Rosales-Mireles v. United States (Decision June 18, 2018)

The Fifth Circuit used the wrong standard in deciding when to fix a judge’s mistake. It must reconsider Rosales-Mireles’ case.

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CollinsvVirginiaDecision
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Collins v. Virginia (Decision May 29, 2018)

A parked auto in a driveway is part of a house. Police need a warrant to search it.

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DahdavUSDecision
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Dahda v. United States (Decision May 14, 2018)

The wiretap order was not “facially insufficient,” so Dahda cannot get the communications suppressed.

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ByrdvUnitedStatesDecision
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Byrd v. United States (Decision May 14, 2018)

A person can have 4th Amendment privacy against police search when driving a rental car, even if the person is not listed on the car lease.

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