Appellate Briefs And Opinions

Equal Access to Justice Act

  • Tucker v. Idaho (Idaho) – Amicus
    • Indigent criminal defendants may bring civil, pre-conviction claims for prospective, injunctive relief based on constructive denial of counsel, and that such claims provide an important tool for remedying systemic Gideon violations
     
    Document Date 
    Brief as Amicus 05/11/16
  • Kuren, et al. v. Luzerne County (Pa.) – Amicus
    • A civil claim for constructive denial of counsel under the Sixth Amendment is cognizable
     
    Document Date 
    Brief as Amicus 09/10/15
  • United States v. Hurt (8th Cir.) - Appellant
    • The court erred by failing to determine whether the action as a whole was "substantially justified," and by failing to recognize that a pattern or practice case, by its very nature, is a single claim, not a collection of individual claims
    • The court failed to recognize that given its denial of defendants' motions for summary judgment and a directed verdict, there is a presumption that the government's case was substantially justified
     
    Document Date 
    Court of Appeals Decision, reported at 676 F.3d 649 04/12/12
    Reply Brief 08/23/11
    Brief as Appellant 06/17/11

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Updated June 14, 2016