Member Jack B. Zimmermann's written statement to the House House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice regarding the 1993 confrontation between Branch Davidians and law enforcement in Waco, TX.
Brief of Amici Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Federal Defenders, and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in Support of Petitioner.
Argument: The foundations of the separate sovereigns exception have eroded. The purview of federal criminal law has expanded since United States v. Lanza. Federal and state law enforcement often work jointly in cooperation.