Important Win in Mississippi Civil Rights Case

By Stephen J. Haedicke | June 14, 2024

Working with Mississippi attorney Robert McDuff, and appearing pro hac vice, Stephen Haedicke represents the plaintiffs in Jones v. Jones County, MS et al., SDMS #2:22-CV-93-KS-MTP, a case involving the tragic and preventable death of Andrew Wesley Jones at the Jones County Detention Center after defendants failed to give him necessary medications and failed to […]

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Stephen Haedicke Secures Significant Win for his Client in the Fifth Circuit

By Stephen J. Haedicke | January 10, 2024

In a notable victory for his client, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in United States v. Julius Cerdes, a case in which Stephen Haedicke is representing Mr. Cerdes in his efforts to have a 2006 federal drug conviction vacated based on the misconduct of now imprisoned ex-DEA Agent Chad […]

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Stephen Haedicke to Present Drugs, Lies, and the DEA: The Chad Scott Story and its Lessons for Criminal Justice Attorneys

By Stephen J. Haedicke | October 4, 2023

Next week, on October 11, 2023, Stephen Haedicke will join reporters Jim Mustian and Faimon Roberts in presenting Drugs, Lies, and the DEA: The Chad Scott Story and its Lessons for Criminal Justice Attorneys. Here is the description for this one hour CLE at the New Orleans Bar Association: You may have seen the headlines— […]

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2023 Amendments to Federal Sentencing Guidelines

By Stephen J. Haedicke | September 4, 2023

For the first time in several years, the U.S. Sentencing Commission has a quorum of Commissioners such that the Commission was able to issue amendments to the federal Sentencing Guidelines. A useful summary of the upcoming amendments, which go into effect November 1, 2023, can be found at the following site: https://www.ussc.gov/guidelines/amendments/adopted-amendments-effective-november-1-2023

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New Laws in Louisiana- 2023

By Stephen J. Haedicke | August 23, 2023

A number of new laws went into effect on August 1, 2023. The helpful AP News article linked below rounds up some of the more consequential and controversial. https://apnews.com/article/louisiana-laws-new-2023-07531f610ccb3b89501ab13ce1cfd661

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DOJ Civil Rights Division Moves to Intervene in Support of Plaintiffs Fighting Radical Overhaul of Jackson, MS Criminal Justice System

By Stephen J. Haedicke | July 17, 2023

In a powerful show of support, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division filed a motion to intervene to support Plaintiffs challenging a recent state take-over of the criminal justice system in Jackson, MS (Hinds County). Labeling the take over racially discriminatory, the DOJ alleges that the new laws, which create a special district in […]

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