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Unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over defendant’s objection: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States of America recently held that it is unconstitutional to allow defense counsel to concede guilt over the defendant’s intransigent and unambiguous objection, even when defense counsel’s experienced-based view is that confessing guilt offers … Continue reading

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Guilty plea doesn’t bar challenge to constitutionality of statute: USSC

The Supreme Court of United States recently held that a guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal. In this case, Defendant pleaded guilty to … Continue reading

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FTC allowed to serve documents to defendants via ’email’ and ‘facebook’ under Hague Convention

A Federal District Court in New York recently allowed Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to serve (documents other than Summons and Complaint) defendants in India through alternative means namely ’email’ and ‘facebook’ in a case alleging that defendants operated a scheme … Continue reading

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