United States Third Circuit - February 2017 Opinion Summaries

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McKernan v. Superintendent Smithfield SCI

United States Third Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
A petition for writ of habeas corpus relief from conviction of murder is granted where petitioner's counsel, unlike any competent counsel, failed to...
02/28/2017 14-4506

US v. Jackson

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. section 846, is affirmed where inasmuch as the...
02/24/2017 14-3712

US v. Douglas

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence for conviction of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, in violation of 21...
02/22/2017 15-1754

US v. Brown

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Sentence and conviction of crimes related to multiple conspiracies to purchase, transport, and distribute cocaine are affirmed over defendant's claim...
02/21/2017 14-3754

Williams v. Sec'y PA Dep't Corrections

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In consolidated appeals to determine whether there is a constitutionally protected liberty interest that prohibits the State from continuing to house...
02/09/2017 14-1469

US v. Steiner

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which vacated the opinion affirming defendant's conviction for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon,...
02/01/2017 14-4628