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US v. Hillsman, 06-20087

Defendant's conviction for drug- and firearm-related charges is affirmed over a claim that his Sixth Amendment right to counsel was violated when the district court responded to a jury note without first giving defense counsel an opportunity to object to the response.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/22/2007
  • Published 02/23/2007


  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, SMITH and DeMOSS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Renata Ann Gowie (argued), and James Lee Turner, Asst. U.S. Attys., Houston, TX, for U.S., Marjorie A. Meyers, Fed. Pub. Def., Brent Evan Newton, Asst. Fed. Pub. Def. (argued), Houston, TX, for Hillsman.