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Tag Archives: Sufficiency Of Evidence

Administrative: SSI and SSDI-Sequential Evaluation Process-Sufficiency of Evidence

Plaintiff appealed from the district court’s decision upholding the commissioner of Social Security’s final decision denying plaintiff’s applications for SSDI and SSI. On appeal, plaintiff argued that an administrative law judge’s findings in three steps of the statutory five-step sequential ...

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Criminal Law: Inmate in Possession of Prohibited Object-Sufficiency of Evidence-Sixth Amendment Violation

Defendant was found guilty of being an inmate in possession of a prohibited object — specifically, a cell phone. On appeal, defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence and argued that the district court violated his Sixth Amendment rights by ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Sufficiency of Evidence-Guidelines Range Calculation

Defendants appealed their convictions for drug trafficking crimes and the sentences imposed by the district court. On appeal, defendants challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting their convictions and the calculation of the Guidelines ranges by holding defendants responsible for ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine-Sufficiency of Evidence-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant appealed his conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, challenging the sufficiency of evidence and alleging ineffective assistance of trial counsel. Where evidence at trial supported finding that defendant had been purchasing cocaine in conjunction with an accomplice from multiple ...

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