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FCLC Statement on Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Sentencing Analysis

posted August 10, 2021

The Federal Criminal Law Committee of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (FCLC) fully endorses and supports the August 6, 2021 Statement issued by the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (the Federal Defender) concerning the paper recently posted online by The Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.

FCLC/2018 Annual Report on Reentry Court Program

posted July 23, 2018

Just Released:  2018 Annual Report on Federal Reentry Court Program for City of Philadelphia.

News article re hacking a computer requires a search warrant

posted September 16, 2016

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that hacking someone’s computer counts as a search, meaning police must get a warrant to hack into someone’s computer.

Comment to U.S. Sentencing Commission on proposed priorities re Guidelines

posted August 6, 2015

The Practitioners Advisory Group (PAG), an advisory group to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, has issued a letter to the Commission in response to the Commission’s request for comments on possible proposed priorities for the guidelines amendment cycle ending May 1, 2016.

Upcoming Debate between Federal Judges Michael Baylson and Jed Rakoff

posted June 11, 2015

The Exec Committee of the FBA-CLC would like to make you aware of the upcoming debate between Federal Judges Michael Baylson and Jed Rakoff regarding America’s criminal justice system.  The central focus will be Judge Rakoff’s popular article, Why the Innocent Plead Guilty.

USSC Seeks to Amend Fraud Guidelines

posted February 19, 2015

Last month, the U.S. Sentencing Commission published proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, including significant proposed revisions to the guideline governing fraud, 2B1.1.

Burt Rose Third Circuit Case Digests

posted October 3, 2014

On October 1, 2014, the UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT en banc has decided the case of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Appellant v. HARRY KATZIN, MICHAEL KATZIN and MARK LOUIS KATZIN, SR., Appellees, No. 12-2548, an appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (D.C. Criminal No. 5:11-cr-00226) before District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter.

Frey to lead CLE Roundtable with Fishman

posted February 10, 2013

Jeremy Frey to lead a roundtable with U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman for business, civil and trial law practitioners on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 4 to 6:15 p.m.

Read Burt Rose’s Digests on Two New Supreme Court Cases

posted January 16, 2012

Burt Rose Digests Perry v. New Hampshire and Smith v. Cain.

Mathewson, Goldberger, Brotman and DeStefano Score Big Win in US v. Wright, et al.

posted January 6, 2012

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals rules to vacate all four counts of conviction and remand for a new trial.

Frey and Gallagher Publish in BNA White Collar Crime Reporter on Home Health Compliance

posted November 18, 2011

The 2011 surge in health care fraud prosecutions by the Department of Justice is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, with home health care fraud cases leading the way. Recently, there have been some dramatic events affecting home health care businesses.

Frey Publishes in USLW on the Alien Tort Statute

posted November 8, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the Alien Tort Statute case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. to resolve whether a corporation can be a defendant in an ATS case. The same day, the court also granted certiorari in Mohamad v. Rajoub to decide a similar issue under the Torture Victim Protection Act of whether that statute permits civil actions against defendants which are not natural persons.

Cozen’s Hayes Hunt Launches Blog

posted February 23, 2011

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