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Attorney Fees and Government Forfeiture
Committee Briefing: Attorney Must Tell Client Whether Plea Carries Immagration Consequences
Duplicity: Roots of the Rule Requiring Juror Unanimity as to each Discrete Offense Shown by the Evidence
Removing a Roadblock to Reform
Internal Investigations: What is at Stake for Employers and Employees?
Montejo and the Supreme Court's Limits on The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
Meet Marcel Johnson
Search & Seizure Commentary: A Human Look at Canine Sniffing
These Paper Tigers Have Teeth!
White Collar Crime Policy: The SEC's New Cooperation Policy