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Blue Lawyers Prevail for Client In US Supreme Court

by Blue LLP

Posted on 7 Oct 2015


Blue Lawyers Prevail for Client In US Supreme Court

The Supreme Court remanded our client's case back to the Fourth Circuit for reconsideration in light of the unconstitutionality of the Armed Career Criminal Act's residual clause.

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Federal Forfeiture Laws Have Broad Reach

by Blue LLP

Posted on 12 Jul 2015


Federal Forfeiture Laws Have Broad Reach

Federal drug bust results in the auction of wedding dresses, tuxedos, and engagement rings.

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Bail Reform in NYC. Why Not NC?

by Blue LLP

Posted on 8 Jul 2015


Bail Reform in NYC.  Why Not NC?

People arrested for nonviolent offenses in New York City will no longer have to raise bail money to stay out of jail.

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Supreme Court Holds Residual Clause Violates Due Process

by Blue LLP

Posted on 3 Jul 2015


Supreme Court Holds Residual Clause Violates Due Process

"It has been said that the life of the law is experience. Nine years' experience trying to derive meaning from the residual clause convinces us that we have embarked upon a failed enterprise."

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Hotel Record Inspection Statute Declared Facially Unconstitutional

by Blue LLP

Posted on 23 Jun 2015


Hotel Record Inspection Statute Declared Facially Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, No. 13-1175, that a Los Angeles City Ordinance that compels "[e]very operator of a hotel to keep a record" containing specific information concerning guests and to make that record "available to any officer of the Los Angeles Police Department for insepection" on demand is facially unconstitutional.

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