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Chief Executive Officer’s Perspective: Groundhog Day

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”                                                                                         – Roy T. Bennett   It’s been almost a month we have been working remotely. At first it felt like time was going by fast, then it turned into Groundhog Day  on repeat – get up, get dressed, coffee, go work on the sofa,

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Federal Corner: Grand Jury Secrecy in the Eleventh and D.C. Circuits

For six years, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit was concerned with the Pitch trilogy of cases.  The published opinions in these cases, with headnotes, are 99 pages in length.  For this reason, the excerpts from these cases will be quite abbreviated. In Pitch I, United States District Judge Marc T.

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Shout Outs

Allison Clayton, Jeep Darnell, and Kyle Therrian have continued to step up to the plate during these challenging and uncertain times. They have given endless hours in supporting our members by reviewing and editing motions, writing a declaration in opposition of the governor’s Executive Order GA-13, and completed any task asked of them. They are

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Chief Executive Officer’s Perspective: Trying Times

“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks This month has been overwhelmingly difficult – both professionally and personally.  I know I am not alone in feeling the weight of concerns that have come along with the global spread of COVID-19 – how to

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Federal Corner: The Outrageous Government Conduct Defense

In the November 2016 edition of the VOICE, my Federal Corner column was entitled Child Pornography; The Playpen; The Onion Router (“Tor”); Network Investigative Technique (“NIT”) Warrants; Suppression; and, Confusion in the Courts.  I wrote about United States v. Croghan, ___F.Supp.3d___, 2016 WL 4992105 (S.D. Iowa Sept. 19, 2016) and United States v. Werdene, ___F.Supp.3d___,

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