Trevor Byrd

United States Supreme Court (1 summary)

Kernan v. Cuero

There is no precedent that mandates specific performance for a criminal defendant who, after the State filed an amended complaint that required a higher mandatory minimum sentence than the initial complaint, pleads guilty to the amended complaint and is sentenced to serve a longer mandatory minimum.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Habeas Corpus

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (4 summaries)

Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Florida

Whether the existence of probable cause defeats a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim as a matter of law.

Area(s) of Law:
  • First Amendment

Dahda v. United States

Whether Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510–2520, requires suppression of evidence obtained pursuant to a wiretap order that is facially insufficient because the order exceeds the judge’s territorial jurisdiction.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure

Janus v. American Federation

Whether mandatory public-sector agency fees are compelled speech, in violation of the First Amendment.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Labor Law

McCoy v. Louisiana

Whether defense counsel's decision to concede guilt in a capital case, over the defendant’s express objection, violates the defendant's Sixth Amendment rights and Fourteenth Amendment right to Due Process.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure