This article discusses the way in which courts historically have disposed of such cases and the apparent change recently introduced by the United States Supreme Court. After an examination of the ramifications of the new and old rules, certain changes in current practice are recommended which will better serve the interests of the deceased, his survivors, and society as a whole.
Lori R. Dickerman,
Disposition of a Federal Criminal Case When Defendant Dies Pending Appeal,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjlr/vol13/iss1/7