There’s only one published win in the last week for a criminal defendant in our federal circuit courts. Gotta love a good case involving the Munitions List.
I would suspect that we should look forward to a slower stream of cases from the circuits as the country’s budget crisis plunges forward.
Many of my friends are Assistant Federal Public Defenders, and, over the next few weeks these folks – who are already underpaid for a lawyer – will have to take furlough days. I know these folks and what a furlough will mean. Most of them aren’t going to work less hard, they’re just going to get paid less.