CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"The Ninth Circuit convinces U.S. Attorney to vacate conviction, commends her for agreeing to do so"

Will Baude at TheVolokh Conspiracy follows up on his earlier post critical of the Ninth Circuit's berating of an assistant US Attorney at oral argument into confessing error. He notes that the court, contrary to his expectations, did write an opinion detailing the alleged wrongdoing, bu notes that the court never actually says that the conduct was wrongful, and that the opinion will have no precedential effect.

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