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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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Shout Outs

Michael Mowla successfully stayed the execution of John Hummel on March 18. Michael argued that the panic and concerns related to COVID-19 could impact the courts, the governor, and the Board of Pardons and Paroles making a fair decision when considering final appeals and clemency pleas. Congratulations once again to Michael for fighting for fairness

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Chief Executive Officer’s Perspective: New Beginnings

We are excited as we start off the new year with two new key staff. I would like to introduce Billy Huntsman, communications director and Briana Ramos, program coordinator, to our membership. Billy Huntsman is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He went to college in Las Cruces and moved to Austin in September 2018, following

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