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Learning Criminal Procedure teaches students the law of criminal procedure by presenting clear, succinct rules for each topic, summaries of actual cases that illustrate how the rules operate in practice, and substantial excerpts from leading Supreme Court cases. The book highlights evolving or ambiguous areas of law and contains over one hundred review questions that can be used for classroom discussion or for reinforcing what the students learn in each chapter. The book's authors build on their combined decades of practical experience to explore the law in straightforward text that enables students to easily engage with the subject. The format of the book also frees up classroom time for problem-solving, student presentations, or other interactive exercises. The teacher’s manual contains dozens of suggestions for such exercises and further problems for students to discuss during class.

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Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Learning Series
Publication Date: 06/10/2019

Ric Simmons, Ohio State University College of Law

Renee M. Hutchins, University of Maryland School of Law

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New cases discussed:

Carpenter v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 2206 (2018) (Chapters 7, 8).

Manuel v. City of Joliet, Ill., 137 S.Ct. 911 (2017) (Chapter 9).

County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 2017 WL 2322832, __ S.Ct. __ (2017) (Chapter 9).

Birchfield v. North Dakota, 136 S. Ct. 1241 (2016) (Chapter 13).

Collins v. Virginia 584 U.S. __, 2018 WL 2402551 (2018) (Chapter 15).

United States v. Patel, 2015 WL 2473445 (2015) (Chapter 18).

Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014) (Chapter 18).

Heien v. North Carolina, 135 S.Ct. 530 (2014) (Chapter 19).

Rodriguez v. United States, 135 S.Ct. 1609 (2015) (Chapter 19).

Dahda v. United States, 584 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 1491 (2018) (Chapter 20).

Byrd v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 1518 (2018) (Chapter 22).

Utah v. Strieff, 136 S.Ct. 2056 (2016) (Chapter 23).

White v. Pauly, 580 U.S. ___, 137 S.Ct. 538 (2017) (Chapter 23).

Kisela v. Hughes, 584 U.S. ___ (2018), No. 17-467 (Chapter 23).

Manuel v. City of Joliet, Ill., 137 S.Ct. 911 (2017) (Chapter 29).

Luis v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 1083 (2016) (Chapter 30).

Buck v. Davis, 137 S.Ct. 759 (2017) (Chapter 31).

Lee v. United States, 582 U.S. ___ (2017) (Chapter 31).

Jennings et al. v. Rodriguez, 583 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 830 (2018) (Chapter 33).

Betterman v. Montana, 136 S. Ct. 1609 (2016) (Chapter 41).

Foster v. Chatman, 136 S.Ct. 1737 (2016) (Chapter 43).

Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 137 S.Ct. 855 (2017) (Chapter 44).

Enmund v. Florida, 458 U.S. 782 (1982) (Chapter 45).

Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005) (Chapter 45).

Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002) (Chapter 45).

Hall v. Florida, 572 U.S. __, 134 S.Ct. 1986 (2014) (Chapter 45).

Moore v. Texas, 137 S.Ct. 1039 (2017) (Chapter 45).

Johnson v. United States, 135 S.Ct. 2551 (2015) (Chapter 45).

Nelson v. Colorado, 137 S.Ct. 1249 (2017) (Chapter 45).

Currier v. Virginia, 585 U.S. __ (2018) (Chapter 46).

Bravo-Fernandez v. United States, 137 S.Ct. 352 (2016) (Chapter 46).

Class v. United States, 138 S.Ct. 798 (2018) (Chapter 47).

Weaver v. Massachusetts, 582 U.S. __, 137 S.Ct. 1899 (2017) (Chapter 47).

Rosales-Mireles v. United States, 585 U.S. __, 2018 WL 3013806 (2018) (Chapter 47).

Kernan v. Cuero, 583 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 4 (2017) (Chapter 48).

Dunn v. Madison, 583 U.S. __, 138 S.Ct. 9 (2017) (Chapter 48).

Davila v. Davis, 582 U.S. __, 137 S.Ct. 2058 (2017) (Chapter 48).

There are no completely new chapters or deleted chapters. However, Chapter 8 is completely re-written in response to the new Supreme Court cases on the third-party doctrine. In addition, there is a new Chapter 28 in the Investigations volume only that combines Chapters 30-32 of the full book.

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