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In Plain Cite

In Plain Cite is a a federal criminal law podcast produced by the Federal Public Defender of the Southern District of West Virginia. We cover topics related to federal criminal defense in the Fourth Circuit and our district. This is an educational show geared toward Criminal Justice Act panel attorneys and others who practice federal criminal defense.
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Dec 19, 2016

We look forward to 2017 and proposed Sentencing Guideline Amendments.  Also, a look back at two big stories of 2016, the death of Antonin Scalia and the the continuing ripple of Johnson.

Nov 29, 2016

Our team looks at the recent changes to the Sentencing Commission's recommended conditions of supervised release, examine some of the other Guideline amendments that went into effect at the beginning of November, and check in on the state of the Johnson union.

Sep 16, 2016

Today, Jonathan and Lex discuss Birchfield, which deals with the fourth amendment and blood alcohol and breath tests; Strieff which focuses on attenuation and the fourth amendment; Luis which touches on seizure of funds before a trial; Ocasio, conspiracy, Hobbs Act extortion; Voisine and misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; and Musacchio, which touches on instructions, appeals, and sufficiency of evidence

Looking forward to the 2016 Supreme Court term which begins in October, we preview Bravo-Fernandez and double jeopardy; Moore and the eighth amendment and Steinbeck.

Aug 4, 2016

The office's summer interns offer a critique on how Supervised Release works in today's federal justice system and share their ideas on how to improve the same.

Jun 15, 2016

A quick discussion of the basics practitioners need to know as the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's Johnson decision approaches and, along with it, the deadline for filing 2255 motions seeking relief under it.

Feb 18, 2016

On this episode of In Plain Cite, Jonathan, Lex, and Rhett discuss guideline amendments adopted by the United States Sentencing Commission and then bring us some commentary on recent Fourth Amendment rulings made by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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