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Gamble v. United States: Double Jeopardy and Separate Sovereigns Doctrine

Gamble v. United States, Double Jeopardy, Separate Sovereigns

On December 6th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Gamble v. United States, which concerns double jeopardy and the separate sovereigns doctrine. Without question, this case will have massive implications for our country.Why? Because, at its core, this case calls into question the ability of both the federal government and…

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Sessions v Dimaya – How Will Justice Gorsuch Vote?

Today the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sessions v Dimaya. Most people have probably never heard of this little case, but in the world of criminal defense and immigration law Sessions v Dimaya has the potential to be a landmark decision. Sessions v Dimaya – It’s All About The “Residual Clause” At issue in Dimaya is whether…

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Mandatory Guideline Sentences Subject to Johnson Challenge

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Several important decisions have been handed down over the past several weeks involving challenges to mandatory guideline sentences. In 2005 the Supreme Court decided United States v. Booker, which rendered the Sentencing Guidelines advisory instead of mandatory. If you or a loved one were sentenced before Booker, what I am about to discuss is for you. Unfortunately,…

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