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US v. Cherry
United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Rejected the defendant's argument that the judge should have given a proposed...
04/17/2019 18-1157
People v. Shiga
California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man who burned down a church could be convicted of both aggravated arson and arson, because one was not a lesser included offense of the...
04/17/2019 B256009
People v. Bipialaka
California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction for using his car in an assault with a deadly weapon. However, remanded for resentencing.
04/17/2019 B285656
Washington v. Ryan
United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an Arizona death row inmate received ineffective assistance of counsel at the penalty phase of his murder case. Remanded with instructions...
04/17/2019 05-99009
Ramirez v. Escajeda
United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissed a police officer's appeal from a denial of qualified immunity, in a lawsuit accusing him of using excessive force. Held that appellate...
04/16/2019 18-50125
Bourne v. Gunnels
United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Revived a prison inmate's claim that correctional officers used excessive force against him during an incident at the prison. Reversed a summary...
04/16/2019 17-20418
US v. Patel
United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a financial executive's sentence for wire fraud. He had helped sell millions of dollars in fraudulent loans to an investment adviser.
04/16/2019 18‐1685
US v. Martinez
United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the healthcare fraud convictions of three medical doctors and a staff member, in a case involving a scheme to defraud Medicare.
04/16/2019 17-20063
Shepherd v. Commissioner Annucci
United States Second Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the dismissal of a federal prison inmate's pro se complaint as a sanction for misrepresenting his litigation history.
04/15/2019 17‐2261
People v. Washington
California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the county did not have to pay the expense of providing copies of discovery to an indigent defendant who had private counsel (retained by...
04/15/2019 C084503

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