2 posts from August 2012

Sixth Circuit Reverses Sentence Due to Violation of Ex Post Facto Clause

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, August 10, 2012

A recent U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision offers two important lessons: (1) A defendant cannot be sentenced in federal court under Sentencing Guidelines that became effective between the time of his illegal conduct and his sentencing date; and (2) Bleaching $5 bills and using a copier to turn... Continue reading "Sixth Circuit Reverses Sentence Due to Violation of Ex Post Facto Clause" …

Landmark Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Lawyer’s Free Speech

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, August 3, 2012

It’s a cruel irony that lawyers, perhaps the most verbose citizens in the U.S., have more restrictions placed on their speech than any other citizen. State disciplinary rules and codes of professional responsibility govern what lawyers can and cannot say, how they may say it, and how they can advertise... Continue reading "Landmark Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Lawyer’s Free Speech" …