US v. MIGUEL, 01-10538, 02-10018
The district court committed structural error when it precluded criminal defendants from arguing their theory of the case and instructed the jury that no evidence supported that theory. Apprendi does not apply to transfer proceedings that allow the government to try a juvenile as an adult.
- Submitted 05/07/2003
- Decided 07/23/2003
- Published 07/23/2003
Before LEAVY, RYMER, and T.G. NELSON, Circuit Judges.
United States Ninth Circuit
Peter C. Wolff, Jr., Federal Public Defender, Honolulu, HI, for Defendant-Appellant Miguel., Barry D. Edwards, Honolulu, HI, for Defendant-Appellant., Edward H. Kubo, Jr., Marshall H. Silverberg, and Ronald G. Johnson, United States Attorneys Office, Honolulu, HI, for the Plaintiff-Appellee.