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Luis v. United States
Brief of Amici Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner.
Argument: The government's attempt to restrain untainted assets circumvents an essential limit on the forfeiture power. The government's interest in forfeiture does not outweigh a defendant's right to spend her own money on counsel of choice.