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June 10, 2022
Fourth Circuit Vacates Sentence for Improper Enhancement: Morehouse

In 2019, Morehouse was indicted on one count of distribution of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(2) and (b)(1). Morehouse agreed to plead guilty to the one-count indictment and Probation prepared its presentence investigation report (“PSR”). The PSR attributed a 5-level enhancement to Morehouse’s base offense level for distribution “in exchange for any […]

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June 9, 2022
Fifth Circuit Vacates 924(c) Convictions Predicated on Either RICO Conspiracy or Drug Trafficking: Perry

In United States v. Perry, __F.4th__ (5th Cir. 2022), the Fifth Circuit Vacated 924(c) convictions based on either RICO Conspiracy or Drug Trafficking. Facts: Multi-Defendant Trial that involved 924c's and a duplicitous indictment. This consolidated appeal involved ten defendants following a six-week trial. In April 2016, a federal grand jury returned a 47-count superseding indictment […]

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June 9, 2022
First Circuit Grants Habeas Relief on Batson Claim

Porter was charged in a state case with murder, firearms offenses, and assault with a deadly weapon. During Porter’s jury selection, only one member of the venire was African American, Juror 103. Juror 103 requested a sidebar with the trial judge, explained he worked at a state institution, and stated that the outcome of the […]

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June 8, 2022
Bivens Claim Decision by U.S. Supreme Court: Egbert

A "Bivens" claim refers to legal action against federal officers for violating your constitutional rights.  The Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case Egbert v. Boule, No. 21-147.   More analysis will follow in the future. However, we are reproducing the syllabus in full below for our readers to get the news as quickly […]

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June 3, 2022
Executive Order on First Step Act Signed by President Biden

Executive order on First Step Act was signed by President Biden on May 25, 2022. This was regarding criminal justice reform. The press release was titled, “President Biden to Sign Historic Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety.” The executive order sweeps broadly and includes the following: Requires full implementation of […]

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June 3, 2022
Denial of Motion to Suppress Statements Reversed by Third Circuit: Forde

Before the district court, Forde made a motion to suppress statements.  These included the physical evidence, his statement “that’s weed,” and statements made in response to officer’s questioning. The district court denied suppression in all respects. Forde appealed that decision to the Third Circuit. Forde was traveling to the Virgin Islands from the U.S. mainland. […]

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June 2, 2022
Legislative Update: Is the EQUAL Act in Trouble?

Concerns are starting to brew about whether the EQUAL Act, an act with 60 co-sponsors from both major political parties will pass before the midterms. The EQUAL Act We have had extensive discussions about the EQUAL Act over the past year.  The EQUAL Act will eliminate the disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine by […]

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May 28, 2022
Confrontation Clause Error Reversal in Fifth Circuit: Hamman

The Fifth Circuit reversed a conviction for Hamman  based on error of confrontation clause. Hamman was charged with conspiracy with intent to possess meth and conspiracy to distribute meth.  His indictment also alleged two serious drug felonies for purposes of the career offender enhancement. Background He went to trial on the conspiracy charge.  During opening […]

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May 20, 2022
Florida District Court Grants Compassionate Release: Bronner

FACTS:  Drug Seller With Serious Liver Problems Bronner was incarcerated and serving a 120-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base. Bronner’s release date was previously set for November 2, 2026. Bronner sought a compassionate release because of a serious deteriorating liver condition and because of the risk […]

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May 20, 2022
Ninth Circuit Overturns Trial Conviction Because of Courtroom Closure: Allen, No. 21-10060

FACTS:  Courtroom closed, Audio Stream Only Allen was found sitting in what appeared to be a stolen vehicle.  A loaded rifle was also found in the vehicle.  He was eventually charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g). In September of 2020, when […]

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