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Articles by Dale Chappell

Fourth Circuit: Appeal Waiver Does Not Bar Challenge to Special Conditions Not Orally Pronounced in Open Court

by Dale Chappell

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that a challenge to non-mandatory conditions of supervised release that were not orally pronounced in open court with the defendant present is not barred by an appeal waiver in a plea agreement.

When the U.S. District Court ...

New Jersey Governor Celebrates Juneteenth by Signing ‘Ban the Box’ Into Law

Called the “Ban the Box” law by advocates, the FCHA ...

Seventh Circuit Holds Hobbs Act Robbery Not ‘Crime of Violence’ for Career Offender Enhancement, Likely IAC for Not Anticipating Outcome

SCOTUS Holds LWOP for Juveniles Does Not Require Finding of Incorrigibility

SCOTUS Announces ACCA ‘Violent Felony’ Requires Knowing Use of Force, Not Mere Reckless Conduct

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Montana Supreme Court’s Sentence Review Division Is Not an ‘Appeal’ Triggering Habeas Clock

Kansas Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Convictions After State Fails to Preserve Issue for Appeal

After Emmanuel Ellie ...

Tenth Circuit: District Courts Have Authority to Decide What Constitutes ‘Extraordinary and Compelling Reasons’ for Compassionate Release After First Step Act

Federal Habeas Corpus: Discovery and Expanding the Record

Eleventh Circuit: Timely Filed Amended Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.850 Motion Tolls AEDPA Clock, Rejects State’s Proposed 30-Day Limitations Period



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