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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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Criminal Law: Revocation of Supervised Release-Positive Drug-Test Patch-Sufficiency of Evidence

The district court revoked defendant’s supervised release after his sweat patches tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine and cocaine usage. The district court heard expert toxicology testimony concluding that the patch results reflected new drug use rather than residual drug in ...

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Criminal Law: Violation of Supervised Release-Sufficiency of Evidence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

The district court imposed a new sentence and returned defendant to prison after finding that defendant committed 11violations of the conditions of her supervised release, even though defendant admitted to only four violations. Where record supported finding defendant’s multiple positive ...

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