White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbia, SC

White collar criminal defense lawyer in Columbia, SC. Admitted to practice in SC, NY, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, SC District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.Read More »

Federal Criminal Appellate Attorney in Columbia, SC

State and federal criminal appeals attorney in Columbia, SC. Admitted to practice in SC, NY, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, SC District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.Learn More »

Federal Habeas Corpus Attorney - 2255 Motions in Columbia, SC

Federal habeas corpus attorney – 2255 motion in Columbia, SC. Admitted to practice in SC, NY, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, SC District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.Learn More »

Federal Habeas Review Attorney in Columbia, SC - State Court Convictions

Federal habeas review attorney in Columbia, SC – state court convictions. Admitted to practice in SC, NY, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, SC District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.Learn More »

State and Federal Criminal Appellate Attorney

Elizabeth Franklin-Best is a criminal appellate attorney in Columbia, SC who is licensed in:

  • South Carolina State Court;
  • New York State Court;
  • South Carolina District Court;
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and
  • The United States Supreme Court.

Elizabeth accepts white collar criminal defense cases and state and federal criminal appellate cases including habeas corpus actions in the jurisdictions listed.

She is a partner in the law firm of Blume Franklin-Best & Young, LLC, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Justice 360, Vice-Chair of the Amicus Committee for the Fourth Circuit for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and serves on the White Collar Crime Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA).

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US citizen cannot challenge kill list

American Citizens Cannot Challenge Their Inclusion on Government Kill List: Kareem v. Haspel, US District Court for the District of Columbia, September 24, 2019

A federal district court in the District of Columbia has dismissed a US citizen’s lawsuit challenging his inclusion on America’s Kill List, holding that the government’s invocation of the state secrets privilege is absolute and overrides his due process rights… Did you know that America has a “Kill List,” also called the “Disposition Matrix?” The ...

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terrorism screening database is unconstitutional

Court Rules that Terrorism Screening Database is Unconstitutional: Elhady v. Kable, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

The District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an order this week in Elhady v. Kable, finding that the Terrorism Screening Database is unconstitutional because it does not provide adequate post-inclusion notice or opportunity to contest the evidence that the government relies upon to include a person. The criteria for including a person ...

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judicial conflict of interest

When a Judge Sets Bail and Administers Court Funds is There a Judicial Conflict of Interest? Caliste v. Cantrell, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Filed August 29, 2019

In Caliste v. Cantrell, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that, when a judge both sets bail and administers court funds that are derived from bail, it creates a judicial conflict of interest. A “magistrate’s dual role—generator and administrator of court fees—creates a conflict of interest when the judge sets their bail.” The system ...

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means of identification enhancement

Use of a Means of Identification to Produce Another Means of Identification: U.S. v. Kalu, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Filed August 30, 2019

In U.S. v. Kalu, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s two-level sentencing enhancement for “the use of a means of identification to produce another means of identification” and a two-level enhancement because the case involved ten or more victims. The defendant pled guilty, without a negotiated plea agreement, to conspiracy to commit ...

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What Does “Knowingly” Mean? Rehaif v. United States, US Supreme Court, Decided June 21, 2019

In Rehaif v. United States, the US Supreme Court answers the question, “what does ‘knowingly’ mean” in the context of a prosecution under 18 USC Section 922(g). The Court held that, when a person is prosecuted for unlawful possession of a firearm based on their status, the elements of the statute require the government to ...

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does double jeopardy apply to federal court

Does Double Jeopardy Apply to Federal Court? Gamble v. United States, US Supreme Court, Decided June 17, 2019

Does double jeopardy apply to federal court? Most people understand that, if you have been convicted of or acquitted of a crime, you cannot be tried for that crime again – that’s double jeopardy. It’s an important constitutional right that prevents all kinds of prosecutorial abuse. But what if you are convicted or acquitted of ...

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