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Justices of US Supreme Court consider what law governs plain error appeals

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tussled on Wednesday over the issue of whether a plain error sentencing appeal must be decided according to the law in effect at the time of sentencing or at the time of appeal.

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Report: Judge in collective bargaining case considering run for Wisconsin Supreme Court (UPDATE)

Report: Judge in collective bargaining case considering run for Wisconsin Supreme Court (UPDATE)

A Dane County judge who drew fire from conservatives for a ruling last year halting implementation of Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law said Thursday that she is considering a run next year for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Justices question consequences of wrongful acquittals

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tackled a tough question on Tuesday, considering what consequences result under the Double Jeopardy Clause from an acquittal that was caused by a judge’s error.

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Justices of US Supreme Court to consider limit of ineffective assistance ruling

In a case that could help establish the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last term in Martinez v. Ryan, which established defendants’ narrow right to the effective assistance of counsel in a post-conviction proceeding, the Court has agreed to decide whether a state court procedural default prevents a federal habeas court from hearing a post-conviction ineffective assistance claim.

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