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Appellate Case Challenges Constitutionality of the District of Columbia’s Anti-Stalking Law

I currently represent a client (let’s call him “Client”) in an interesting First Amendment case pending before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Another person (let’s call him “Petitioner”) had a brief sexual affair with my client’s spouse.  My client learned about this affair and sent emails to a small number of persons indicating that Petitioner (who he named) had had such an affair.  He also posted several internet blog posts in which he described his feelings, his views…

Arguing Before the D.C. Court of Appeals – Eyewitness Identification

On November 4 I appeared on behalf of my client at an oral argument before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which is D.C.’s equivalent of a state supreme court.  At issue was exclusion of expert testimony about the accuracy of witness identification. Disclaimer The central legal dispute in the case, United States v. Parada, No. 12-CF-1583, is whether my client’s criminal conviction arising from an armed robbery should be overturned because of the trial court’s exclusion of expert testimony…