Singing Loudly: Constitutional Criminal Law Junkie

Singing Loudly

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Constitutional Criminal Law Junkie

After my Constitutional Criminal Procedure exam on Wednesday, I will give a full analysis of two cases that were handed down by the Supreme Court today. The first one is a criminal procedure and professional responsibility opinion:

Florida v. Nixon (03-931) (Held that it is not ineffective assistance of counsel for a defense attorney to plead guilty to escape the death penalty sentence)

Devenpeck v. Alford (03-710) (If police have probable cause that a crime was committed, then it doesn't matter what the suspect is arrested for).

Both of them are fascinating cases for a variety of reasons.


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