Daily Archives: June 11, 2018

W.D.Pa.: Claim of “gross ineffective assistance of counsel” doesn’t overcome rights waiver in plea agreement

Defendant’s allegation of “gross ineffective assistance of counsel” for not properly litigating his motion to suppress doesn’t overcome the collateral rights waiver in the plea agreement. United States v. Kofalt, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96560 (W.D. Pa. June 8, 2018):

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N.D.Ohio: Suit over ptf’s strip search barred by Heck because that’s the basis of his conviction

Plaintiff’s pro se lawsuit over his strip search necessarily is an attempt to impugn the integrity of his criminal conviction for drug trafficking, so it is barred by Heck v. Humphrey. Johnson v. Waters, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96255 (N.D. … Continue reading

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The New Yorker: Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?

The New Yorker: Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy? by Louis Menand: Big Tech wants to exploit our personal data, and the government wants to keep tabs on us. But “privacy” isn’t what’s really at stake. Long thoughtful … Continue reading

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