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Gavel and law books
Federal Appeals

CASE SUMMARY: United States v. Davis

“Crime of Violence” Definition is Unconstitutionally Vague In the recent decision of United States v. Davis, the Supreme Court held a criminal statute unconstitutionally vague. In

Davis vs. United States 924(c)(3)(b)
Federal Appeals

United States vs. Davis: A Primer

While this is great news for many, I know that a lot of you have plenty of questions about Davis. I want to take this opportunity to discuss what exactly the holding in Davis means, how we got here, and what it might mean for your individual case.

Two aging male inmates
Federal Appeals

Hope for Sick and Aging Inmates?

Did you know that – largely due to the use of ‘mandatory minimum sentences’ over the past 30 years – elderly prisoners are the fastest-growing

First Step Act
Federal Appeals

The First Step Act Explained

The FIRST STEP Act makes changes to the way that “good time” is assessed by the Bureau of Prisons, retroactively applies the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Reauthorizes the Second Chance Act, allows inmates to petition the court for compassionate release, bans the shackling of women during child birth, adds “sunlight” provisions to parts of these bills and several other things. This explainer will discuss a majority of portions of the Act.