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Alaska Ct. App. on Preemption: State v. Silvera

"This consolidated case raises the question of whether the statewide three-judge sentencing panel has the authority to impose a sentence below the presumptive range to lessen, or eliminate, the risk that a defendant will be deported. The State argues that federal law prohibits state courts from...

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces New Policy Regarding Handling of Cases against Non-Citizen Defendants

BrooklynDA.org, Apr. 24, 2017 - " Will Aim to Prevent Collateral Consequences of Convictions by Being Aware of Immigration Status of Defendants and Offering Appropriate Pleas; Two Newly-Hired Immigration Attorneys will Train Staff and Advise on Offers Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez...