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John Lloyd’s Legal Guides

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  • CCA Update - Hurst Mandamus

    Friday we saw the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals uphold the constitutionality of Alabama’s capital-sentencing scheme, overruling Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Tracie Todd that the scheme was

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  • CCA Caselaw Update - June 2016

    A summary of cases and decisions from the June 2016 edition of the CCA Caselaw Update. Malone v. State (CR-14-1326) Malone was charged with second-degree assault and moved before trial for an immunity

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  • CCA Caselaw Update - April 2016

    A summary of cases and decisions from the September and October 2015 of the CCA Caselaw Update. Eugene Lee Jones v. State (CR-14-1332) Jones was convicted of manslaughter as a lesser-included offense

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  • CCA Caselaw Update - September and October 2015

    A summary of cases and decisions from the September and October 2015 of the CCA Caselaw Update. Bolden v. State (CR-14-0657) (Fourth Amendment – Warrants) Bolden was convicted of trafficking in mariju

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  • Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Makes Illegal Hunting Prosecutions Tougher for the State

    The Alabama Supreme Court released an interesting opinion reversing some hunting-offense convictions today. In Ex parte Ex parte W.F., W.L.C., and R.J.J. the Court threw out the youthful offenders con

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  • 11th Circuit Court Summary - October 22, 2015

    Below are some write ups, notes and thoughts on the October 22nd 11th Circuit Court Releases: John A Cunningham (CR-14-14993) Cunningham failed to register as a sex offender and was originally sentenc

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Summer Update

    Below are some write-ups, notes and thoughts on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals' Summer 2015 Update. U.S. v. Wingo 13-14435 (June 16, 2015) Remanded for Competency Hearing. The defendant in this

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  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals - August 14, 2015 Summary

    Below are some write ups, notes and thoughts on the August 14th Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Releases: Hall v. State CR-14-0627 Hall was convicted of second-degree theft. The charge basically inv

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  • Court of Criminal Appeals Releases - July 10th

    The Court of Criminal Appeals released a few opinions early this month, including a capital murder conviction with death sentence on the grounds that the defendant's right to self-representation had b

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  • Alabama Supreme Court: Higdon v. State of Alabama

    *This guide contains "mature content", so please be advised before reading on* This guide discusses a recent decision made by the Alabama Supreme Court in the area of sex-crime prosecution. Introdu

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