Dan Wenner and Danielle Corcione authored an article titled "Guilty Plea's Constitutional Consequence Heads to High Court" that was published by Law360. The article discusses the upcoming case, Class v. United States, in which the Supreme Court will decide whether a "guilty plea inherently waives a defendant's right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction." In Class, the defendant was prosecuted for having firearms on the "Capitol grounds," which is a statutorily defined area where firearms are prohibited. Class claimed the statute violated his Second Amendment rights, but the district court disagreed. Class pleaded guilty without specifically preserving his constitutional challenge for appeal. On appeal, the court dismissed his case because he had pleaded guilty and held that the guilty plea extinguished his constitutional claims. To resolve a circuit split about whether a guilty plea extinguishes claims that the statute of prosecution is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court granted certiorari. Wenner and Corcione concluded that regardless of how the Supreme Court resolves the issue, explicitly preserving constitutional issues in plea agreements is "an important belt-and-suspenders approach to ensur[ing] that any defendant is not caught in Class's position."
On March 26, D.C. Counsel Steven Cash will be featured on live webinar, "When Congress Comes Calling: Unique Rights and Wrongs for Oversight and Investigation Targets," presented by the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF).
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Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article, "Forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment," published in the January/February issue of GPSolo Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Steven Cash authored an analysis article, "What to Do When a Client Receives a Subpoena From Congress," published by the New York Law Journal.
On February 5, partners Dan Wenner and Jed Davis will present a webinar, "Cybersecurity Incident Report: Applying Reason And Rigor To Control Chaos," produced by PLAC (formerly the Product Liability Advisory Council).
Jed Davis was quoted in an article, "Manager Data in Peril from Growing Cyber Threats," published by FundFire, a Financial Times news service for professionals working in the high net worth and institutional investment management industry.
Stan Twardy appeared live on the RNN-TV program "Richard French Live," a nightly news talk show.
Washington, D.C.-based counsel Steven Cash was quoted in an article, "Five Tantalizing Questions About Mueller's Investigation," published by The Hill.
Washington, D.C.-based counsel Steven Cash was quoted in an article, "Rule Change Sharpens Dem Investigations into Trump," published by The Hill.