Mathis v. United States, No.15-6092, __US__ (June 23, 2016).

Under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), a state crime cannot qualify as an ACCA predicate if its elements are broader than those of a listed generic offense.

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Heien v. North Carolina, No. 13-604, __ U.S. __ (Dec. 15, 2014).

An officer has the reasonable suspicion required by the Fourth Amendment for a traffic stop even if she is mistaken about the law she believes was violated, as long as her mistake of law is “objectively reasonable.”

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Florida v. Harris, No. 11–817, __ U.S. __ (Feb. 19, 2013).

To determine if there is probable cause based on a drug dog alert, this decision establishes the Fourth Amendment analysis for when “a sniff is up to snuff.”

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Chaidez v. United States, No. 11–820, __ U.S. __ (Feb. 20, 2013).

The Padilla v. Kentucky Sixth Amendment holding, requiring defense counsel to advise of risk of deportation entailed in a guilty plea, does not have retroactive application to convictions which became final prior to Padilla’s decision date (which was March 31, 2010).

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Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505, __ U.S. __ (June 18, 2012).

Plurality opinion on whether Confrontation Clause permits the prosecution to introduce an analyst’s forensic report through an expert witness; plurality holds in this case Clause did not preclude an expert’s testimony that defendant’s DNA profile matched a vaginal swab semen DNA profile produced by a Cellmark analyst who did not testify.

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