The United States Supreme Court has been particularly influential in shaping public policy as well as deciding how various criminal laws are prosecuted. Given the Supreme Court’s significant power, people who appeal criminal cases commonly wonder about what cases can be pursued all the way to the United States Supreme Court. For people who are… Read More
Supreme Court Cases
Appellate Plea Waiver in Federal Criminal Appeals
The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled in favor of an appeal for a bounty hunter who pled guilty to a gun possession crime but then attempted to appeal the constitutionality of the violation with which he was charged. In many cases, however, a guilty plea agreement waives a person’s right to an… Read More
How Can I Get My Case to the Supreme Court?
Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education; all are cases that have shaped history and all were heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court in this country. A ruling by this court will… Read More