Wed, 29 October 2014
Yates v. United States is a case highlighting the dangerous consequences stemming from the unconstitutional executive expansion of the federal law. In Yates v. United States, the government used a post-Enron anti-shredding statute to prosecute a fisherman for the disappearance of three fish from his shipping vessel. Argument in that case is being heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. The Criminal Docket recently had the opportunity to catch up with Bill Shepherd who authored NACDL’s amicus curiae – or friend of the court – brief in the Yates case. Bill is a criminal defense lawyer and member of NACDL, is the former statewide prosecutor of Florida and is a partner at the law firm of Holland & Knight. In this episode of The Criminal Docket, Bill gives us some insight into what this case is about and why it’s an important one for all Americans. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: [14m52s].