Brief filed: 11/24/2008
Puckett v. United States
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 07-9712
Case below 505 F.3d 377 (5th Cir. 2007)
Whether a forfeited claim that the government breached a plea agreement is subject t0 the plain-error standard of Rule 52(b) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Prosecutorial breaches of plea agreements undermine the plea bargaining process and the criminal justice system at large, and the Court should adopt a rule requiring automatic reversal for government breaches of plea agreements.
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