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US v. Hall, 15-4720

Conviction of possession with intent to distribute marijuana is reversed where the district court abused its discretion in admitting defendant's prior possession with intent to distribute convictions where: 1) defendant's prior possession with intent to distribute convictions were not relevant to his intent to distribute the marijuana in the locked bedroom, except to raise the very propensity inference Rule 404(b) prohibits; and 2) the minimal relevance of such prior convictions to establishing defendant's knowledge that the locked bedroom contained marijuana was significantly outweighed by their extreme prejudice to defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/06/01

Judges

  • WYNN

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

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