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Public defenders prevail in right to counsel cases

In March of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court extended the right to effective counsel to the plea stage of criminal proceedings in a pair of cases, Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye. In both cases, appellate public defenders ...

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Solicitor General triumphs in health care case

Everyone has experienced a bad day at the office. And most lawyers have developed a thick skin against public criticism and mockery. But only one lawyer this year had to endure being called a “train wreck” on national television and ...

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Solo wins blockbuster Supreme Court GPS case

Arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time is a big assignment for any attorney. But when the case has the potential to lead to a blockbuster Fourth Amendment ruling addressing the privacy rights of citizens in an ...

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Med-mal attorney overcomes Mo. damages cap

Being a medical malpractice attorney in a tort reform state can be tough. Joplin, Mo. attorney Roger Johnson knows that first hand, having seen many of his colleagues leave the field when the state passed curbs on medical malpractice cases ...

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