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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 22, 2017

Jonathan discusses recent Fourth Circuit cases with special guest Josh Carpenter from the Western District of North Carolina.

Dec 19, 2017

Jonathan, Rhett, and Lex discuss new rules of evidence and appellate procedure

Dec 7, 2017

Jonathan talks about new cases dealing with child sexual exploitation, fraud, and the death penalty with Brian Beck from the Western District of Virginia.

Nov 6, 2017

Jonathan and guest Alicia Penn discuss four new Fourth Circuit cases, covering topics including crimes of violence, child pornography sentences, and health care fraud.

Oct 2, 2017

In this episode we bring back special guest Emily Harrill to discuss recent Fourth Circuit decisions.

Sep 6, 2017

In this episode we discuss recent Fourth Circuit decisions with special guest Emily Harrill from the Federal Public Defender Office in South Carolina.

Sep 5, 2017

In this episode we talk about the recent public meeting of the United States Sentencing Commission and what might be in store for the Guidelines.

Jun 9, 2017

In this episode we talk about recent Fourth Circuit cases touching on the use of force, prior bad acts, double jeopardy, and coerced statements

Apr 5, 2017

Our extern, Brittany, interviews AFPD David Bungard to get a feel for what it's like to practice federal criminal defense for the indigent charged with federal crimes.  David discusses the differences between private and public practice, his experience as a Criminal Justice Act panel attorney, what drew him to defense work, and what day-to-day life is like working in the office of the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Mar 10, 2017

This week brought the eagerly awaited Supreme Court decision in Beckles, in which the Court held that the Sentencing Guidelines could not be challenged as being unconstitutionally vague. What does Beckles mean in the short term and the long term? Does it tell us anything about the future of other claims based on the Court's 2015 Johnson decision? We dig deep into the opinion and try to figure it out.

Feb 14, 2017

Federal Public Defender Christian Capece and Legal Research and Writing Specialist Jonathan Byrne speak with Professor John Pfaff of Fordham University School of Law, author of "Locked In:  The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform."

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