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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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Criminal Law: Production of Child Pornography-Special Condition of Supervision-First Amendment Violation

Defendant pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and related charges. The district court sentenced him to an aggregate prison term of 480 months and imposed an aggregate 23-year term of supervised release. On appeal, defendant challenged, on First Amendment ...

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