In Simmons, the Fourth Circuit Held that a RICO conspiracy was not a “crime of violence” for purposes of 924(c)
The Ninth Circuit vacates a conviction because of an improper closing argument.
The failure to ask for a downward variance due to a pending deportation when the PSI gave clues to its viability serves as a reminder to all.
Was the pat-down a legal stop and did the officers have reasonable suspicion to perform it? The 5th circuit decided not in US vs McKinney.