Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Puckett v. United States

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07-9712 5th Cir. Jan 14, 2009
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Mar 25, 2009 7-2 Scalia OT 2008

Issue: Whether forfeited claims that the government breach a plea agreement are subject to “plain error” review.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on March 25, 2009.

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