Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ninth Circuit Vacates Conviction Due To Judicial Participation In Plea Discussions

The opinion is in United States v. Kyle. Although not a white collar prosecution, the ruling applies to all federal criminal cases in the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit noted that when a district court goes beyond giving the reasons for its rejection of a plea agreement and starts discussing hypothetical agreements that it might accept, "it crosses over the line establsihed by Rule 11."

(wisenberg)

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