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Criminal Law: Robbery-Violation of Supervised Release-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

  Defendant committed a robbery while on supervised release from a prior bank robbery conviction. The district court sentenced defendant to an upward variance from the guidelines range. On appeal, defendant challenged his sentence as substantively unreasonable. Where the district ...

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Criminal Law: Possession of Firearm by Felon-Motion to Suppress-Fourth Amendment Violation

  Defendant was indicted for possession of a firearm by a felon, in addition to other charges. After the magistrate recommended denial of defendant’s suppression motion, defendant pleaded guilty to the possession charge. On appeal, defendant argued that the law ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Suppression of Evidence-Application of Sentencing Enhancement

  Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court applied a four-level enhancement for defendant’s conviction being in connection with another felony. On appeal, defendant challenged the denial of his suppression more and ...

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