McDonnell v. United States

Brief of Amicus Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari.

Brief filed: 11/13/2015


McDonnell v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 15-474

Prior Decision

Decision below 792 F.3d 478 (4th Cir. July 10, 2015).


The Court should grant the writ to reinforce key principles that restrain expansive interpretations of broadly worded federal criminal statutes. The Court should grant the writ to protect the Sixth Amendment right to an unbiased jury.

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John D. Cline, Law Office of John D. Cline, San Francisco, CA; Jeffrey T. Green, Washington, DC.