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Criminal Law: Assault of Postal Employee-Voluntary Intoxication Defense-General Intent Crime

Defendant was charged with assaulting a postal employee. At trial, defendant was barred upon the government’s motion from presenting a voluntary intoxication defense that he lacked specific intent to assault. The district court agreed with the government that U.S. v. ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of a Firearm-Sentencing Enhancement-Denial of Downward Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s application of a two-level enhancement for possession of at least three firearms. Defendant also challenged the denial of a ...

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