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There is a political ad currently running on television that criticizes Tim Kaine for his work as a criminal defense attorney. Entitled “America Deserves Better,” this ad states that Kaine “consistently protected the worst kinds of people” and “has a passion for defending the wrong people.” The implication of this ad is that criminal defense attorneys – particularly those who take capital cases – have defective characters because we defend criminals. This view of criminal defense lawyers as loathsome and amoral...


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Publications, Briefs, and Selected Reported Opinions

Wharton's Criminal Procedure, 14th ed., Co-author.

ESI Discovery in Texas Criminal Practice (Chapter 23), Essentials of E-Discovery (2014).

Marcum LLP v. United States, 112 Fed.Cl. 167 (Fed. Cl. 2013), aff'd, 753 F.3d 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (discussing appointment of Marlo Cadeddu as discovery and budgeting expert in United States v. Allen Stanford).

United States v. Abdulqader, 664 F.3d 467 (5th Cir. 2011) (addressing application of Double Jeopardy Clause to declaration of a mistrial).

United States v. Mees, 640 F.3d 849 (8th Cir. 2011) (addressing whether district court improperly considered defendant's ethnicity in imposing sentence).

United States v. Jeong, 624 F.3d 706 (5th Cir. 2010) (addressing application of Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in parallel America and Korean bribery prosecutions of the same defendant).

United States v. Sumlin, 489 F.3d 683 (5th Cir. 2007) (reversing conviction on the basis of improper admission of Rule 404(b) extrinsic evidence).

Larry Begay v. United States of America, Supreme Court Case Number 06-11543 (2004),  Brief of Amicus Curiae the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (addressing whether felony driving while intoxicated is a “violent felony” for purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act).

United States v. Strong, 371 F.3d 225 (5th Cir. 2004) (upholding judgment of acquittal on the basis of the prosecution's failure to prove the "in furtherance" element of mail fraud).


Turtles in the Soup? An Analysis of the GATT Challenge to the United States' Endangered Species Act Section 609 Shrimp Harvesting Nation Certification Program for the Conservation of Sea Turtles, 11 Geo. Int'l Envtl. L Rev. 179 (1998).