Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Asset Freeze Case Too Close to Call

The SCOTUS Blog assesses the asset freeze case before the Supreme Court as too close to call.  It would seem the obvious downside to a criminal defendant should require more than a grand jury's finding of probable cause before an asset freeze effectively denies them assistance of their desired counsel.  But, of course, that's not how the government and apparently some of the justices see it.  And it does not seem "the elephant in the room"-- the potential abuse of this procedure to force plea deals-- was mentioned at all.

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