Is a Waiver of the Right to Appeal in a Plea Enforceable?

It is common for one to waive the right to appeal a judgement and / or sentence in entering into a plea bargain. Yet is this enforceable to bar an appeal later? Can an appellate court simply deny the appeal, even if it is meritorious, because of this waiver? What if a new law is passed, allowing such an appeal or new evidence is discovered – does that matter or invalidate such an appeal? To read more about this interesting issue, click on the following link.


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