How a Criminal Case Arrives at The United States Supreme Court
If your federal defense case needs further review after facing the Federal Court of Appeals from the Fifth Circuit Court, Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. can submit your case to the Supreme Court. Keep in mind that on average there are 8,000 cases submitted to the Supreme Court and only 80 or 1% of those cases are accepted.
In order to submit your case to the Supreme Court there is a three step process:
- First, your case is taken to the District Court. The attorney’s at Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. in Fort Worth Texas practice in the following District Courts in Texas:
- If you lose your case at the District Court, you can appeal to the Circuit Court which for Texas is the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. There are 13 Circuit Courts in the United States and each circuit covers appeals from district court in a specific geographic area.
- In order to submit your case to the United States Supreme Court if you are not satisfied by the decision of the appellate court, you will need to file a “Writ of Cert” or a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, requesting to have your cased reviewed by the Supreme Court. It must then be granted a petition by the Rule of Four which is where four of the nine judges on the Supreme Court are willing to grant a review of the case.
One-fifth to one-third of all cases reviewed by the Supreme Court each year are criminal cases. Contact Cody Cofer to allow him to walk you through the federal criminal process and determine if your case is one that federal lawyers at the Cofer Luster Law Firm, PC, can help you with.
Federal Defense Attorney
Cody L. Cofer is a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney for cases in the The United States Supreme Court. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Cofer is a former Assistant Federal Public Defense for the Northern District of Texas. He has more than 11 years of criminal trial and appellate experience. In addition to being admitted to practice criminal defense law in the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Cofer is admitted to practice in:
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit;
- The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;
- The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas; and
- The Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
- The Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Why You Need an Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Bringing your case in front of the United States Supreme Court is rare and can be difficult. As the highest court in the land, The United States Supreme Court can only review a limited number of cases each year. If you received an unsatisfactory decision in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and want a chance at bringing your case in front of the Supreme Court, you should hire Cody Cofer and Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. to prepare your Writ of Cert in order to request your case be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Attorney General
The 85th and current U.S. Attorney General is A.G. William Barr was appointed by President Donald Trump on February 14th, 2019. The position of Attorney General was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. In June 1870 Congress enacted a law entitled “An Act to Establish the Department of Justice.” This Act established the Attorney General as head of the Department of Justice and gave the Attorney General control to direct the now 93 U.S. Attorneys and all other counsel employed on behalf of the United States.
The purpose of the Office of the Attorney General is to supervise and direct the administration and operation of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals Service, which are all within the Department of Justice.
The principal duties of the Attorney General are to:
Represent the United States in legal matters.
Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department.
Furnish advice and opinions, formal and informal, on legal matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the government, as provided by law.
Make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to federal judicial positions and to positions within the Department, including U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.
Represent or supervise the representation of the United States Government in the Supreme Court of the United States and all other courts, foreign and domestic, in which the United States is a party or has an interest as may be deemed appropriate.
Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by statute or Executive Order.
Jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court is the highest court in all of the United States and rules based on the Constitution of the United States of America on behalf of the Federal Government. The U.S. Supreme Court has jurisdiction over the entire United States.
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Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America
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Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice
Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice
Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice
Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice
Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice
Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice
Get a Different Lawyer for an Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court
Hire a knowledgeable and experienced federal defense attorney like Cody Cofer in Fort Worth, Texas that can bring your case to the U.S. Supreme Court and then offer a compelling case for review by the U.S. Supreme Court. With years of experience and practice in the Federal Court system, including all the way up to the Supreme Court, Cody Cofer will fight to reach a dismissal of your case. To hire Cofer Luster Law Firm, P.C. as your Federal Defense Lawyer in the U.S. Supreme Court, call us at (682) 777-3336.