The Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2021 and the First Step Implementation Act of 2021 advanced out of Senate Judiciary Committee.
In Canigla, the Supreme Court held that the community caretaking doctrine did not apply to warrantless home searches.
The Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act is being considered in Congress to protect attorney-client communications
The United States Senate has bought forth a bill that would prevent courts from sentencing accused persons with acquitted conduct.
On December 2, 2020, the House Judiciary Committee of Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held an Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Marshal’s Service on how they are managing COVID-19. During this hearing, the committee questioned BOP Director Michael Carvajal and USMS Director Donald Washington on the progression of COVID-19 within their institutions.
There are many covid concerns in the federal prison system. In this post, we examine an identified concern as well as a proposed bill to address said concerns. Covid Concerns by Prison Employees and Inmates In an article for The Washington Post, Kim Bellware outlined a letter from Senators Warren and Durbin to Bureau of […]
This case may not have substantial implications for much other than Native Americans who are accused of committing a crime on a reservation.
The BOP recently released a 102-page book to describe the development and implementation of its new PATTERN risk and needs assessment tool.
The Supreme Court judgement under Rehaif says that a felon must have knowledge that they are unable to be in possession of a firearm. Why is the Rehaif Case Important? The Rehaif case may be significant because of its consequences. It is possible that there will now be a flood of litigation from defendants who will […]