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State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

Nadine Pellegrino and Harry Waldman v. T.S.A., Nuyriah Abdul-Malik, Laura Labbee, and Denice Kissinger United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In Vanderklok v. United States, 868 F.3d 189 (3d Cir.
2017), we declined to imply a Bivens cause of action against
airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in part because they “typically are not
law enforcement officers and do not act as such.” Id. at 208.
We now must decide a related question that we anticipated, but
did not resolve, ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JUAN SALINAS Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Defendant, Juan Salinas, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
defendant, Lance Cowans. On March 12, 2015, the St. Charles Parish District
Attorney filed a bill of information charging defendant with possession with intent
to distribute marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A)(2). On April 7, 2015,
defendant was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. On Febru... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS LANCE COWANS

Defendant, Lance Cowans, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
Juan Salinas. Defendant was charged with possession of more than sixty but less
than two thousand pounds of marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(F) (count
one), and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances3 in violation
of La. R.S. 40:967(C) (count three).4 On April 7, 2015, defendant ... More...
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Lee Alan Mosier v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana

In assessing the legal sufficiency of the evidence to support a conviction, we view
all the evidence in a light most favorable to the verdict to decide whether any rational fact
finder could find the essential elements of the crime beyond reasonable doubt. Reynolds
v. State, 543 S.W.3d 235, 241 (Tex. Crim. App. 2018). This standard controls our review
here.

First, we... More...
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DeAndre Williams v. Anthony J. Ammucci Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Albany, New York

4 Plaintiff‐Appellant DeAndre Williams appeals from a
5 memorandum and order of the United States District Court for the
6 Northern District of New York (Mordue, J.). The district court,
7 adopting the recommendation of the magistrate judge (Dancks, M.J.),
8 granted summary judgment to the defendants, various officials of the
9 New York State Department of Corrections (“D... More...
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United States of America v. Melvin Thomas Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Former federal prison guard sentenced to prison for accepting bribes

Melvin Thomas, a former correctional officer at the U.S Penitentiary in Atlanta (“USP Atlanta”) was sentenced to federal prison for accepting bribe payments in exchange for smuggling contraband into the prison.

“Thomas reneged on his oath of office by violating the laws he pledged to uphold,” said... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-09-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On April 28, 2016, Stein, Brett Eley (“Eley”), and Krista Ashley
(“Ashley”) went to the home of Jason Davidson (“Davidson”) to retrieve some
property that had been stolen from Stein by Davidson and Eley. When they arrived,
Eley and Ashley went to speak with Davidson, leaving Stein in the car. Eley spoke
with Davidson while Ashley spoke with the owner of the home, Mike Volger... More...
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Albert Lee Diaz v. The State of Texas A Biloxi doctor is about to be sentenced.

City of Farmers Branch Police Officer Charles Taylor responded to a suspicious vehicle
call at a gas station and found a white Chevrolet Trailblazer stopped with its brake lights on in the
middle of the parking lot. Taylor approached the vehicle and observed appellant sitting in the
vehicle’s driver seat and slumped over the center console. Taylor opened the vehicle door, moved More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. AMBER DAWN BARNES

If government agents want to search a person's home, the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires them to present facts to a judge establishing probable cause for a warrant. Those facts must be sufficiently concrete and detailed to allow the judge to make an independent evaluation of the propriety of the request. Conclusions and generalities are not facts, and government agents... More...   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SETH TORRES

Seth Torres sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant, Justin Barrett, while law enforcement officers observed them. Barrett paid for the methamphetamine with $220 cash provided by law enforcement officers who had recorded each bill's serial number. After the drug deal, Torres briefly entered a nearby apartment before he got into the passenger seat of a car and left. A law enforcement offic... More...   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

HO-CHUNK, INC., ET AL. v. JEFF SESSIONS, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, ET AL. Ho-Chunk Inc.: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Historically, the “HoChunk” Tribe occupied portions of what are now several midwestern states. In the 1800’s the Tribe entered into treaties with the United States and divided into two branches: the HoChunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Both are federally-recognized Indian tribes with federal reservations. See 83 Fed. Reg. 4,235, 4,237, 4,239 (Jan. 30, 2018).
The... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. EMAN HASSENBEY, a/k/a EMOND HASSENBAY, AMAN A. HASSENBEY, and EMAN A. HASSENBEY

After a judge denied his motion to suppress evidence seized during a warrantless search (Indictment No. 15-03-0237), and his pretrial motions, including an application for a Franks1 hearing, on a second set of charges (Indictment No. 15-06-0448), defendant Eman Hassenbey entered into a plea agreement with the State. In exchange for his guilty pleas to one count of the first indictment, thir... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BION BLAKE INGRAM SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

At about 6:39 a.m. on October 30, 2015, a police officer pulled over Bion Ingram, who was driving on Highway 14 in Newton, Iowa. The officer had noticed the vehicle’s license plate was not illuminated as required. After speaking with Ingram, the officer also noticed the
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vehicle’s registration sticker did not match its license plate—the vehicle’s actual registration had expired in 2... More...
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Tajay Stephens v. The State of Texas

The indictment against Stephens alleged that he possessed a controlled substance with
intent to deliver. Before trial, Stephens filed a motion to suppress evidence. At the hearing on the
motion to suppress, Officer Tracy Zimmerman with the Austin Police Department testified that he
was patrolling downtown Austin in May 2016 when he noticed unusual activity happening early in
the ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DONTE TRAYVON WESTMORELAND

Westmoreland was charged with: (1) conspiracy to distribute at least 450 grams but less than 30 kilograms of marijuana; (2) possession of at least 450 grams but less than 30 kilograms of marijuana with intent to distribute; (3) conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; and (4) possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The following is a brief summary of the evidence presented at th... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ERIC O. HERNANDEZ

Hernandez was charged in 2005 with two counts of unlawful possession of contraband under K.S.A. 2005 Supp. 21-3826. The charges came after deputies in a Sedgwick County jail twice found him with a filed-down toothbrush that could be used as a weapon. A jury convicted Hernandez on both counts, and the court sentenced him to 54 months in prison. That sentence was made consecutive to a longer sentenc... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KIRK R. WARREN Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This all began when the Greenwood County Sherriff's Department suspected that Warren was involved in drug dealing out of his house in Eureka. Sergeant Jason Myers conducted a trash pull from the trash container outside Warren's house and found a syringe, a white pill, a piece of a drinking straw that was red in color, a wooden stick that was burnt on one end and red in color, a clear zipper sandwi... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

Quincy Hawkins v. State of Indiana (mem

The evidence most favorable to the verdict shows that on August 21, 2015, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant on Hawkins’s home. In an effort to keep everyone safe, the SWAT team broke a window and used a flash bang, a diversionary device meant to disorient the occupants of a residence, as they announced their presence by... More...   $0 (07-01-2018 - IN)

LINDSEY FRENCH Versus CLAIBORNE PARISH POLICE JURY AND CLAIBORNE PARISH SHERIFF Eleventh Court of Appeals

French was housed at the CPDC while awaiting trial on drug and
firearm charges. On February 18, 2014, French pled guilty to distribution of
cocaine and was sentenced to nine years at hard labor. He remained at the
CPDC as an inmate of the Louisiana Department of Safety and Corrections
following his conviction and sentencing.
According to Assistant Warden John Goodwin, t... More...
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Rebecca Plumlee v. The State of Texas

In our due-process review of the sufficiency of the evidence to support a
conviction, we view all of the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict to
determine whether any rational trier of fact could have found the essential
elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S.
307, 319, 99 S. Ct. 2781, 2789 (1979); Jenkins v. State, 493 S.W... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - MICHAEL A. ANDERSON, JR., Ohio Court of Appeals

On March 13, 2017, the Lake County Grand Jury issued an Indictment,
charging Anderson with Trafficking in Marijuana (Count One), a felony of the fifth
degree, in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(2); Possessing Criminal Tools (Count Two), a
felony of the fifth degree, in violation of R.C. 2923.24; and Use or Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia (Count Three), a misdemeanor of the fourth... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRYAN M. DOTSON

Defendant-appellant, Bryan Dotson, appeals from a Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judgment convicting him of receiving stolen property in the form of a vehicle and tampering with vehicle identifying numbers, following a jury trial. {¶2} On May 22, 2014, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Erik Golias initiated a traffic stop of appellant on State Route 46 in Mahoning County, Ohio. Trooper Goli... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. LARRY LIGGINS

Appellant was indicted for one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in violation of R.C. 2923.32(A) and five counts of drug trafficking in violation of R.C. 2925.03. 9/23/15 Indictment. The engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity charge was a first-degree felony and contained a specification that at least one of the incidents of corrupt activity was a felony of the first, second,... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - OH)

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