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Guidance Isn't Enough For DOJ
As we reported here and here, the DOJ has been keen on limiting the use of guidance documents to govern its prosecution decisions.
United States
21 Mar 2019
Not So Fast ...
U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted a motion for summary judgment filed by two Jane Does ...
United States
21 Mar 2019
New Jersey Poised To Legalize Recreational Cannabis Use, But Federal Criminal Prohibition Remains In Place
The Act would legalize under state law the possession and use of one ounce or less of cannabis by persons 21 years of age or older.
United States
10 Dec 2018
White Collar Roundup - February 2018
As reported here, here and here, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has been in hot pursuit of the litigation manual of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), known as the "Blue Book."
United States
7 Feb 2018
White Collar Roundup (June 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court in Ocasio v. United States nudged the breadth of conspiracy law even further out in the context of the Hobbs Act.
United States
7 Jun 2016
White Collar Roundup - April 2016
A fractured majority of the U.S. Supreme Court held in Luis v. United States that the government cannot restrain untainted assets before conviction to prevent a criminal defendant from hiring counsel of choice.
United States
6 Apr 2016
Weimert And Judicial Scrutiny Of Prosecutorial Judgment
Dan Wenner and Sunita Paknikar wrote an article, "Weimert and Judicial Scrutiny of Prosecutorial Judgment," for Law360.
United States
21 Mar 2016
White Collar Roundup - October 2015
The biggest news from the past month (as far as the WCR is concerned) arrived on September 9, when Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors, called "Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing."
United States
12 Oct 2015
White Collar Roundup - September 2015
In United States v. Cosme, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the government could not seize and hold assets in connection with criminal conduct...
United States
8 Sep 2015
Third Circuit Adopts Reasonable Basis Of Suspicion As The Standard To Invoke The Crime-Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege
On December 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential ruling that reasonable suspicion of an intended crime is sufficient proof to overcome the attorney-client privilege. In re: Grand Jury: John Doe 1, John Doe 2, ABC Corp., Case Nos. 12-1697 & 12-2878, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 25318 (3rd Cir. Dec. 11, 2012).
United States
3 Jan 2013
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