Jeremy Gordon
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Caselaw

Fourth Circuit: RICO Conspiracy not a crime of violence: Simmons

In Simmons, the Fourth Circuit Held that a RICO conspiracy was not a “crime of violence” for purposes of 924(c)

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Ninth Circuit Sends Back Improper explanation of “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt:” Velazquez

The Ninth Circuit vacates a conviction because of an improper closing argument.

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Caselaw

Failing to Ask for Variance can Serve as Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: Thomas

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.

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Caselaw

Legal Stop? Question of Search and Seizure in US vs McKinney

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.

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