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US v. Rangel-Portillo, 08-40803

Defendant's conviction for transporting undocumented aliens is vacated where the district court erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained as the result of an unconstitutional stop by a United States Border Patrol agent.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/27/2009
  • Published 10/27/2009


  • BENAVIDES, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, DAVIS and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Lauretta Ann Drake, James Lee Turner, Asst. U.S. Atty., Houston, TX, Casey Nicole MacDonald (argued), McAllen, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Marjorie A. Meyers, Fed. Public Defender, Philip G. Gallagher, Asst. Fed. Public Defender (argued), Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.