Tag Archives: Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure


Even though a judge blatantly violated rules of criminal procedure by advising a defendant that his best option was to “come to the cross” and plead guilty, the defendant cannot automatically vacate his guilty plea unless he shows that he ...

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Federal judges divided over amending criminal rules on exculpatory evidence

Federal judges are divided over whether the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure should be amended to require the government to hand over exculpatory evidence to criminal defendants, according to a recent survey by the Federal Judicial Center.

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E-mail account holder not entitled to notice of search

An e-mail service subscriber was not entitled to notice that his account was subject to a search warrant issued pursuant to federal electronic communications privacy law, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled in reversing a ...

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