ORLANDO CJA Mid-Day Training on Important Supreme Court Decisions, Wednesday, July 10th, 12:00 to 2:30 PM

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Review of Supreme Court Cases Decided since April 1, 2019, Including the Important Blockbuster Decisions in

Rehaif v. United States,No. 17-9560 (Decided 06/21/2019),

Davis v. United States,No. 18-431 (Decided 06/24/2019),

United States v. Haymond,No. 17-1672 (Decided 06/26/2019), and

Shular v. United States, No. 18-6662

(Certiorari Granted on 6/28/2019).


Synopsis of Topics:

  • This mid-day seminar will include the review of the significant cases decided by the United States Supreme Court in the last few months, with an emphasis on how to use the Rehaif, Davis, and Haymond decisions in your practice.These cases will significantly impact current and future clients (and perhaps former clients). We will discuss litigation strategies for arguing and preserving the issues. Additionally, we will analyze the Supreme Court’s recent cert. grant in Shular v. United States, where the issue presented is: Does the categorical approach apply to a determination that a prior Florida drug conviction (under F.S. 893.13, post May, 2002) qualifies as a prior “serious drug offense,” as an Armed Career Criminal predicate, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(A).


  • Overview of current Middle District Criminal Practice Issues.



Orlando Division, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, U.S. Courthouse, Room 3A


Noon until 2:30 p.m.


Orlando Division, United States Courthouse, Courtroom 3A


Rosemary Cakmis, Senior Litigator/Appellate Division Chief, MDFL

Conrad Kahn, Appellate Division Attorney

Jim Skuthan, First Assistant Federal Defender, MDFL


Margaret Bundy (margaret_bundy@fd.org)

By July 9, 2019