Lee v. United States, No. 16–327, __ US __ (June 23, 2017)

The Court reversed defendant’s conviction, finding that he was prejudiced by the ineffective assistance of counsel during the plea-bargaining process based on counsel’s incorrect advice as to the immigration consequences of a conviction.

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Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14–556, __ U.S. __ (June 28, 2015).

Same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry.

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McFadden v. United States, No. 14-378, ___ U.S. ___ (June 18, 2015).

Under federal Controlled Substances Act, conviction for dealing a chemical analogue of a controlled substance requires proof that defendant knew he was dealing a regulated substance.

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Elonis v. United States, No. 13-983, 575 U.S. ___ (June 1, 2015).

Federal crime of transmitting threats in interstate or foreign commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 875(c), requires some heightened awareness that the communication will be perceived as threatening; mere negligence on that point is insufficient.

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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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