American Judges Association



Steve Leben

Date of this Version



Court Review, Volume 48, Issue 3, page 58


Copyright © 2012 American Judges Association. Used by permission.


We begin the issue with Professor Chuck Weisselberg’s annual review of the past year’s criminal decisions of the United States Supreme Court. This is the fifth year he’s provided the criminal-case summary for us, having taken on this helpful task for American judges after the death of Professor Charlie Whitebread in 2008. Professor Whitebread had provided Court Review readers with annual reviews of the Court’s civil and criminal cases for more than 25 years. We have been thrilled with Professor Weisselberg’s work: he places the new decisions in context, emphasizes what’s most important for statecourt judges (most of our readership), and tells us what’s on tap for the coming year as well.