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Links to Articles

“Federal Criminal Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief: Getting the Most Out of Limited Opportunities for Relief.” From Navigating Post-Conviction Appeals: Leading Lawyers on Attempting to Obtain Post-Conviction Relief and Managing Client Expectations, published in 2015 by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore. In this article, I discuss:

  • Rule 33 motions for a new trial (page 5)
  • Direct appeals (page 7)
  • 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motions (page 9)
  • 28 U.S.C. § 2241 petitions (page 13)
  • Writs of error coram nobis (page 14)
  • Rule 35(b) motions to reduce sentence for cooperating with the government (page 15)
  • 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) motions to reduce sentence based on retroactive sentencing guidelines (page 16)
  • 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1) motions for compassionate release (page 18)
  • Presidential pardons and commutations (page 19)

"Intended Loss" Redefined in Fraud Cases (with Alan Ellis), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2009

Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner – Part Two (with Alan Ellis), The Champion, December 2008

Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner – Part One (with Alan Ellis), The Champion, July 2008

Supreme Court Finally Fulfills Promise of Booker (with Alan Ellis), Criminal Justice, Spring 2008

BOP Revamps Prison Designation Process (with Alan Ellis and J. Michael Henderson), The Champion, December 2007

Review of Relief from Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction: A State-By-State Resource Guide, by Margaret Colgate Love (with Alan Ellis), The Champion, May 2007

Federal Habeas Corpus For Military Conscientious Objectors: An Outline For Attorneys and Counselors (updated through 6/30/2006)

Reducing Recidivism: The Bureau of Prisons Comprehensive Residential Drug Abuse Program (with Alan Ellis and J. Michael Henderson), The Champion, July 2006

Securing A Favorable Federal Prison Placement (with Alan Ellis and J. Michael Henderson), The Champion, April 2006

Representing the White Collar Client in a Post-Booker World (With Alan Ellis), The Champion, September/October, 2005

Litigating in a Post-Booker World (With Alan Ellis and Karen Landau), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2005

A 2255 and 2241 Primer: A Guide for Clients and their Family and Friends (With Alan Ellis), The Champion, April, 2002

Baker's Dozen: Federal Sentencing Tips for the Experienced Advocate, Part II (With Alan Ellis and Karen Landau), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2001

Apprehending and Appreciating Apprendi (With Alan Ellis, Peter Goldberger, and Karen Landau), Criminal Justice, Winter, 2001

Representing the White Collar Client at Sentencing (With Alan Ellis), Criminal Justice, Winter, 2000

The Basic Tools: 2241 and 2255 Habeas Petitions (With Alan Ellis and Wayne Anderson), Criminal Justice, Summer, 1997

Links to Selected Judicial Opinions

Appellate Opinions

United States v. Confredo, 528 F.3d 143 (2d Cir. 2008)

Oakes v. United States 400 F.3d 92 (1st Cir. 2005)

United States v. Mansoori, 304 F.3d 635 (7th Cir. 2002)

United States v. Feurtado, 191 F.3d 420 (4th Cir, 1999)

United States v. Knobloch, 131 F.3d 366 (3d Cir. 1997)

United States v. Nelson, 66 F.3d 1036 (9th Cir. 1995)

Lazore v. C.I.R., 11 F.3d 1180 (3d Cir. 1993)

Searcey v. Harris, 888 F.2d 1314 (11th Cir. 1989)

District Court Opinions

United States v. Meadows, 1997 WL 835413 (E.D.Pa., Dec. 19, 1997)

Reiser v. Stone, 791 F.Supp. 1072 (E.D. Pa. 1992)

Searcey v. Crim, 642 F.Supp. 313 (N.D. Ga. 1986)

Links to Other Resources

Federal Bureau of Prisons: http://www.bop.gov/

Prisoner Visitation and Support: http://www.prisonervisitation.org/

Center on Conscience & War: http://www.centeronconscience.org/home.shtml

United States Sentencing Commission: http://www.ussc.gov/

Families Against Mandatory Minimums: http://www.famm.org/

PACER Service Center (Public Access to Court Records): http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/

U.S. Courts: http://www.uscourts.gov/


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