Rebecca Hudsmith
Federal Public Defender


    Welcome to the home page of the Federal
    Public Defender for the Middle and
    Western Districts of Louisiana.  This
    website is intended to provide Criminal   
    Justice Act attorneys, other criminal
    defense and interested members of the
    public with information on the    
    administration of criminal justice in federal
    courts, and information related to recent
    developments in criminal practice.



    L'Ami de L'Avocat, Vol. IV

    "The Lawyer's Friend"


    Federal Criminal Law Update:

    A newsletter of recent notable Supreme

    Court and Fifth Circuit Cases.

    Annual C.J.A. Panel Seminar

    2017 Date

    2017 CJA Seminar Brochure

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    2017 CJA Seminar Registration

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Latest Decisions

Stash House Robbery News
Order Dismissing Hudson
    Order Dismissing Flores

Paroline v. United States

White v. Woodall

Notice from the New Orleans Federal Bar Association   Click here

Victory at the United States Fifth Circuit - U.S. v. Cassetti Brown
Click here

USSC Promulgates Amendments to the Guidelines
Click here

April 10, 2014,  the Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to adjust the Drug Quantity . . .