Criminal Procedure



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Texas Tech Law Review


Summarizes Fifth Circuit cases that addressed significant criminal issues during the survey period of July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. The cases are organized by overarching subject area and by topics within that subject area. Most of the summaries contain a brief factual background and the legal reasoning used to arrive at the Fifth Circuit's conclusion. Additionally, explains the significance of the case's reasoning and how the reasoning may impact the relevant area of law going forward. Intended as a reference, and the reader is encouraged to review each case in its entirety to fully comprehend the precedent, the substantive issues, and the Fifth Circuit's underlying analysis.



Fourth Amendment developments, Electronic Surveillance, Warrantless search/Terry Stop, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Fifth Amendment developments, Double jeopardy, Multiplicity in conspiracy context, Multiplicity in the context of possession of a firearm, Double Jeopardy, Statements made during custodial interrogation, Bivens Action, Sixth Amendment, Plea discussions, Right to be present, Jury instructions, Delay on confession


William B. Mateja, Michael Nammar, and Grant Schmidt, Criminal Procedure, 47 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 547 (2014-2015)