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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

Does any degree of judicial participation in plea negotiations, in violation of Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1), automatically require a defendant’s guilty plea to be vacated, irrespective of whether the error prejudiced the defendant? See “Justice to decide if court involvement invalidates plea.” Davila v. U.S., No. 12-167.Certiorari granted:  Jan. 4, 2013. Ruling below: 664 F.3d ...