Category Archives: Judiciary

432. Near-term career-related uncertainties

My law school has been scaring me recently, which is pretty impressive considering its been more than 24 years since I last darkened its doors, and nearly as long since it darkened my life.  For instance, the dean recently emailed me:.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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1ª Turma recebe denúncia contra Aécio Neves por corrupção passiva e obstrução à justiça

A Primeira Turma do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) recebeu denúncia (Inquérito 4506) contra o senador Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG), sua irmã Andrea Neves da Cunha, Frederico Pacheco de Medeiros e Mendherson Souza Lima pela prática do crime de corrupção passiva. Quanto ao parlamentar, a denúncia também foi recebida por obstrução de justiça, pela acusação de tentar embaraçar investigação de infração penal que envolva organização criminosa. A decisão ocorreu durante sessão na tarde desta terça-feira (17). Por unanimidade, os ministros entenderam que há indícios de materialidade e autoria em relação à prática do crime de corrupção passiva, porém, quanto ao delito de obstrução à justiça, a votação ocorreu por….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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368. “I have not been convicted”

Senator Ted Stevens declared yesterday in a debate that “I have not been convicted.”  And never mind that he was convicted of seven felonies... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Case o' The Week: Faster than a speeding jet – Shimabukuro and Custodial Terms for Supervised Release

  Defense counsel flew for six hours, from SFO to Honolulu, after oral argument in San Francisco  The Ninth was considerably faster: it took only four hours to deliver the per curiam victory.   United States v. Shimabukuro, 2018 WL 1755526 (9thCir. Apr. 12, 2018), decision available here.Players: Per curiam defense win by Chief Judge Thomas, Judge Friedland, and DJ Olguin (delivered four hours after oral argument! See argument link here).   New speed-to-victory record set by First Ass’t Fed. Public Defender Alexander Silvert, argued by Fed. Defender Peter Wolff, District of Hawai’i.Facts: Shimabukuro’s supervised release was revoked three times over eight years. Id. The second time he was sentenced to time served, and 41 months of supervised release, “with 150 days of intermittent confinement at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu.” Id.   When he violated the third time, he was sentenced to seventeen months….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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369. “Trust us”

Californias Proposition 5, which would do all sorts of strange things to the states Penal Code, changing the way Californians actually live, has predictably been overshadowed by Prop 8, which has only symbolic importance for its most ardent, passionate and aroused supporters. (Yes, but what symbols!).. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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