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Kimberly Jansen Discusses Implications of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Luis v. United States

April 15, 2016

Kimberly A. Jansen, a Chicago-based partner in the Appellate Practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was quoted in the article "Gov't Can't Put Pretrial Freeze on Untainted Assets" published by Bloomberg BNA on March 30, 2016.

The article discusses Luis v. United States, 578 U.S. ___ (Mar. 30, 2016), in which the U.S Supreme Court held that the government cannot freeze a criminal defendant's assets having no relation to the alleged wrongdoing. Addressing "the Court's discussion of the practical consequence of stripping defendants of the ability to pay for their own lawyers," Ms. Jansen stated in the piece "I imagine this language will see some play in the class action suit the ACLU has brought attacking what it calls the chronic underfunding of Louisiana's public defender system, and perhaps even signals some sympathy for the ACLU's position in that case."

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