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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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Now displaying: March, 2017
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.

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