In plea bargain cases, it is standard practice for the Defendant to sign a document waiving his right to appeal. A Federal district judge in New York is concerned that some of these waivers are so broad they violate the Constitution. Should the prosecutor, for example, be able to force Defendants to waive their right to appeal on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel? Given that 97% of Federal criminal cases and 94% of State criminal cases are resolved through plea bargains, this is important issue.
- ‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem fb.me/2bTQJ2p1O 13 minutes ago
- fb.me/YPM2sHeU 1 hour ago
- Retweeted Scott Greenfield (@ScottGreenfield): Gideon v. Wainwright is 55 years old today, and we have still... fb.me/8XwcqEelR 12 hours ago
- Retweeted A Crime a Day (@CrimeADay): 16 USC §1540 & 50 CFR §23.15(c)(3)(i) make it a federal crime to travel... fb.me/2xqu9mpzo 12 hours ago
- RT @ScottGreenfield: Gideon v. Wainwright is 55 years old today, and we have still failed to adequately fund public defense. 12 hours ago