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Smith v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a defendant in a Texas death penalty case was not denied an impartial jury. He contended that it was unconstitutional to dismiss a potential...
06/13/2019 18-70015

People v. Caro

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
On an automatic appeal, affirmed a death sentence imposed on a woman for killing three of her children.
06/13/2019 S106274

Kirkpatrick v. Chappell

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
On rehearing, affirmed the denial of federal habeas relief to a California prisoner. He was challenging his capital sentence for a double murder.
06/13/2019 14-99001

People v. John

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated a plea bargain on the ground that it was not lawful. The defendant had pleaded guilty to felony offenses with the stipulation that she should...
06/12/2019 E070022

US v. Tjader

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a criminal defendant who was convicted of receiving child pornography waived the right to challenge several conditions of his supervised...
06/12/2019 18‐2447

US v. Garcia-Solis

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to transporting undocumented aliens within the U.S.
06/12/2019 18-40307

People v. Raybon

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that five defendants were entitled to relief from their convictions for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis in prison. Their punishments...
06/11/2019 C084853

Quarles v. US

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Addressed the question of when burglary qualifies as a predicate offense for enhanced sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act. More...
06/10/2019 17–778

US v. Perez-Mateo

United States Fifth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated a sentence for illegal reentry into the United States and remanded for resentencing. There was an error in the Sentencing Guidelines range.
06/10/2019 18-40768

US v. Spivey

United States Seventh Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed that a convicted sex offender violated conditions of his supervised release.
06/07/2019 18-2435