McCoy v. Louisiana, No.16-8255, __US__ (May 14, 2018).

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a defendant the right to choose the objective of his defense and to insist that his counsel refrain from admitting guilt, even when counsel’s experienced-based view is that confessing guilt offers the defendant the best chance to avoid the death penalty.

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Birchfield v. North Dakota, No.14-1468, __US__ (June 23, 2016).

The Fourth Amendment permits warrantless breath tests inci¬dent to arrests for drunk driving but not warrantless blood tests.

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Caetano v. Massachusetts, No. 14-10078, ___ U.S. ___ (March 21, 2016).

Second Amendment protects possession of stun guns; right is not limited to arms in existence at the founding or weapons useful in warfare.

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Hurst v. Florida, No. 14-7505, ___ U.S. ___ (Jan. 12, 2016).

Florida’s death-penalty statutory scheme, under which judge must find aggravating circumstance justifying death and jury’s sentencing recommendation of death or life without parole is only advisory, violates Sixth Amendment jury right.

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Johnson v. United States, No. 13-7120, ___ U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015).

Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA)’s definition of “violent felony” is unconstitutionally vague as to its residual clause, which covers any felony that “involves conduct that presents a serious potential risk of physical injury to another”; clause leaves uncertainty about how to estimate the risk posed by a crime or how much risk it takes for a crime to qualify as a violent felony. (Overruling James v. United States, 550 U.S. 192 (2007) and Sykes v. United States, 564 U.S. 1 (2011).)

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