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Name: U.S. v. Littlejohn
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 09/11/2000
Subsequent History: None

Although the failure to do so was held to be harmless here, this decision establishes, as an issue of first impression, that a district court is required, in order for the plea to be free and voluntary, to warn a defendant that by pleading guilty to certain felony offenses, s/he could suffer ineligibility for certain food stamp and social security benefits under 21 U.S.C. § 862a.