Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Don't miss
Home / Opinions (page 60) /

Opinions

To look for specific case numbers, use the search box at the top right of this page. Type in the case number (for example: 20-3170) into the box, and if the opinion is available, it will be in the results.

Criminal Law: Sentencing-Life Imprisonment

Where a defendant, who was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the first-degree murders of his grandparents when he was 19, challenged Section 565.020 as unconstitutional as applied to him, the court is ...

Read More »

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Death Sentence-Abandonment

Where a defendant sentenced to death in a first-degree murder case challenged the denial of post-conviction relief, the defendant’s trial counsel made reasonable strategic decisions, and there was no abandonment by post-conviction counsel, so the denial of relief is affirmed ...

Read More »

Criminal Law: Sentencing-Variance

Where a defendant challenged his sentence after pleading guilty to federal offenses stemming from a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle, the district court recognized the defendant’s mental health issues and did not abuse its discretion in concluding that an ...

Read More »

Criminal Law: Sentencing-Supervised Release-Revocation Sentence

Where a defendant challenged his sentence imposed upon the revocation of supervised release, the district court properly considered the defendant’s history and characteristics, and the court properly exercised its discretion in weighing the sentencing factors, so the judgment is affirmed. ...

Read More »

Criminal Law: Sentencing-Supervised Release-Consecutive Sentences

Where a defendant challenged a sentence imposed upon the revocation of supervised release, the district court did not abuse its discretion by imposing the sentence to run consecutively to his state court sentences. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Short (MLW ...

Read More »

Criminal Law: Sentencing-Revocation Sentence-Substantive Unreasonableness

Where a defendant challenged his sentence following the revocation of his supervised release, the revocation sentence was not substantively unreasonable, and the district court properly explained the reasons for the decision, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. ...

Read More »

Criminal Law: Sentencing-Reasonableness

Where a defendant, who pleaded guilty to a firearm offense, challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence, the district court did not impose an unreasonable sentence, and the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. McKee (MLW No. 74754/Case ...

Read More »

Criminal Law: Sentencing-Reasonableness

Where a defendant, who pleaded guilty to the distribution of child pornography, challenged his sentence, the district court did not abuse its discretion in imposing the below-guidelines sentence, and the court adequately explained the sentence and did not err in ...

Read More »