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  • Nome Governo: Eric Van Buren
  • Registre Número: 11044-068
  • Idade:42
  • Time Served:14 anos
  • Home Town:Washington D.C.
  • Sentença:VIDA
  • Corrente de carga:Drug Conspiracy
  • Pseudônimo:Big Erk, Freckle Face, Beezer
  • Data de Lançamento:Clemency Candidate
  • Afiliação prisão:Another Chance 4 Legal (AC4L)
  • Círculo de Influência:Marcus Martin, Another Chance 4 Legal
  • Instituição:USP Canaã
  • There is no honor in coming to prison. It does NOT make you a man.

Criminal Justice Reform and the Obama Administration

This blog post is to give a heads up about what is good on the legal front. All prisoners who came to prison after 2008 should NOT listen to those who criticize the Obama Administration for doing NOTHING.

All the jail house lawyers will tell you the biggest difference in law now is that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) claims filings do not take 12-36 months to be answered. Além disso, the most sentencing reform in history has been effected during the tenure of the Obama Administration. Eu sei Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) tem um monte de crédito para isso, mas, para ter a certeza, it wasn’t until the Obama Administration was in office that the culture of the judicial and legislative branches began to change. Do not be fooled.

Também qualquer advogado casa da cadeia irá dizer-lhe que, antes de 2008 there was not as many people leaving prison as there are today. This is statistically proven. Lastly, quando Obama tomou posse FOIA-reforma, sentencing reform and prison reform were posted on the White House’s official website as civil objectives on the administration’s to-do list.

Depois 2008, vimos muita coisa boa na lei – Peugh, Alleyne, Miller, Riley, Johnson, Descamps, Lafler, e Frye – todas as decisões do Supremo Tribunal . . . I could go on. Most recently I have written about Montgomery v. Louisiana, a great case that has the opportunity to change how lower courts deal with habeas claims. Lastly, vários U.S. District Courts have stood up against prosecutorial misconduct and even filed legal opinions on the epidemic of BRADY violations in today’s justice system.

We even had unprecedented comments from Eric Holder saying we are a society that “over-encarcera” e que distribui “sentenças draconianas”. The talk from the Attorney General during the Bush Administration was just the opposite. Na verdade, even though the Supreme Court fell one step short of calling today’s drug laws unconstitutional, por razões de preconceito racial, a administração Bush ainda argumentou contra quaisquer reduções, whereas Eric Holder argued for reductions. E, Ah sim, provas forenses mudou. The degree of certainty previously assigned to forensic science has come under great scrutiny since 2008. FAMM e outros parecem esquecer esses fatos, mas eu não.

A partir de hoje, O presidente Obama comutada 240+ sentences and looks to increase that number, um ponto de referência histórico sem precedentes. Também, there is substantial movement with juvenile justice reform. Cientificamente, A idade de 25 should be the threshold to distinguish juveniles and adults. There is so much talk that in Connecticut their legislature is investigating whether to raise the legal age for juveniles to 21. Também, Alleyne feita McMillan não controladores, effecting many sentences. por Montgomery, there is plenty to argue per the 5th Amendment for cases that are final or successive as well as the 6th Amendment for cases that are not final.

A U.S. Senado e fora dos EUA. Câmara dos Representantes parecem prontos para aprovar um projeto apontou para a prisão e condenação de reforma. Embora eu tenha afirmado “esta lei fede” ainda é tudo de bom para aqueles que irá afectar. Há também clemência. There are also a lot of issues to argue per the HOBBS ACT (nexo), RICO, VICAR Section 848, condenação por crimes de colarinho branco, ea lista continua. Before 2008, Nenhum destes oportunidades existia, e a U.S.. District Courts could have cared less about allowing relief in cases that were final. All this has changed.

Lembrar, por The Art of Winning estudo do Contencioso Foundation, 85% of prisoners have been convicted of greater offenses than the evidence in their case does supports or have sentences that are maior do que o necessário para alcançar os fins da justiça. A U.S. Tribunais Distritais não vai admitir isso, mas hoje eles entender melhor como usar os mecanismos ao abrigo da secção 2255(f) & (h).

Para acabar com isto, this past week during an oral argument in a case called Welch, Justiça Breyer declarou que estava “difícil de acreditar” that once the Supreme Court determined that a statute was no longer Constitutional, a maioria dos réus negativamente afetada pelo estatuto, ainda permaneciam na prisão. Você me diz o que é bom. Ou não existe uma desconexão entre a SCOTUS e os tribunais inferiores ou alguém está determinado a manter as pessoas na prisão. Welch foi um pro se peticionário. He filed, ele não parar ou ficar desanimado. He kept the torch lit and filed a pro se Certiorari to the U.S. Suprema Corte, after the District Court and the Circuit Court told him he was WRONG! Ele decidiu pressionar a questão! O procurador-geral concorda que ele está certo.

A liberdade vale a pena lutar!

Eric Van Buren
Pós-Conviction Estrategista / Consultant
Author of The Art of Winning Litigation

consultor:
Another Chance 4 Legal
Bitt of Law
Levante Mídia
The Feldman Group
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