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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN TIMOTHY CANNON, a/k/a Mr JT,

Cannon argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying his pretrial motion for a reliability hearing. Cannon’s opening brief merely incorporates by reference his district court pleadings, a tactic of which we have disapproved. See Fed. R. App. P. 28(a)(8)(A); Wahi v. Charleston Area Med. Ctr., Inc., 562 F.3d 599, 607 (4th Cir. 2009); McCarver v. Lee, 221 F.3d 583, 588 n.1 (4t... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - Nc)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH KELVIN ABERANT,

We review a defendant’s sentence “under a deferential abuse-of-discretion standard.” Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 41 (2007). Under this standard, a sentence is reviewed for both procedural and substantive reasonableness. Id. at 51. In determining procedural reasonableness, we consider whether the district court properly calculated the defendant’s advisory Guidelines range, gave the ... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NC)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSE JIMENEZ

On June 3, 2015, Jose Jimenez was arrested in unlawful possession of a 2 bullet retrieved from his person following an attempted undercover firearms 3 purchase. Jimenez had agreed to drive Oscar Sanchez to the parking lot of a fast 4 food restaurant in the Bronx on June 3, 2015 in exchange for $40. Sanchez had 5 arranged to sell 20 handguns to a person who was, in fact, an undercover 6 detect... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v-ALVAUN THOMPSON, AKA LP, AKA Legit Pimp, AKA AT

Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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Tom Donovan Nicolos v. North Slope Borough North Slope Borough of Alaska

The North Slope Borough discharged employee Tom Donovan Nicolos after he made statements that Borough employees interpreted as threats. Nicolos appeals from the superior court’s order approving the Borough Personnel Board’s decision affirming his discharge. He claims that his statements did not constitute threats or other
misconduct under the Borough’s personnel rules and that the Borough fail... More...
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Angela Belfiore-Braman v. D. Daniel Rotenberg, M.D. Glass Office Floor Mats

Plaintiffs and appellants Angela Belfiore-Braman and Stephen Braman
(sometimes together Plaintiff) appeal a defense judgment entered on a jury verdict, in
their medical malpractice action against defendant and respondent D. Daniel Rotenberg,
M.D. (Defendant), an orthopedic surgeon. The jury found Defendant was not negligent
in the care and treatment of Ms. Belfiore-Braman during t... More...
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MICHAEL ROBBINS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

The state charged the defendant with aggravated battery with a firearm. The evidence showed that the defendant was involved in an argument with a man who was hanging out with a small group of people outside of a business. The defendant eventually got a gun from his nearby truck, fired two shots towards the group, and drove off. One of the shots struck a woman in the group.

Defendant ... More...
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Milton Jackson vs. The State of Florida

On August 19, 2015, the victim was walking with a friend to a neighbor’s
house around the corner when Jackson pulled up in his car and called the victim
over to talk with him. Jackson and the victim had previously been in an on-again,
off-again relationship. The victim told Jackson that she would talk with him when
she returned from the neighbor’s house. When the victim retu... More...
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CALVIN LEWIS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Lewis filed his motion to dismiss in the trial court on August 31, 2017. The court held an evidentiary hearing on the motion on November 3 and November 9, 2017. The court rendered its order denying the motion to dismiss on December 18, 2017. The jury trial in Lewis's first-degree murder case was then scheduled to begin on March 26, 2018. Thereafter, on February 1, 2018, Lewis filed a motion fo... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

CHRISTOPHER DELANE DANIELS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

The law concerning the need for a hearing when a defendant seeks to discharge appointed counsel is clear. In Nelson v. State, 274 So. 2d 256 (Fla. 4th DCA 1973), the court set forth a procedure for handling a request to discharge court-appointed counsel. Maxwell v. State, 892 So. 2d 1100, 1102 (Fla. 2d DCA 2004). The first step in the procedure is the preliminary Nelson inquiry in which the cour... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

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)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER LEE STEWART

On April 14, 2014, a Jefferson County grand jury charged the Defendant with one count of burglary and one count of theft of property valued at $1,000 or more. On April 24, 2014, the Defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a total effective sentence of four years’ incarceration suspended to probation after the service of sixty days.
On September 4, 2014, a probation violation warrant iss... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Roy Lee Branner

In case number 13716, the Defendant was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, and one count of violation of the implied consent statute. In case number 13717, he was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of evading arrest, one count o... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Darrin Paul Deckard

On December 15, 2014, the Defendant was convicted of theft of property valued over $1,000 and sentenced to four years of supervised probation. We glean from the record that this conviction arose from a guilty plea involving other convictions and resulting in an effective six-year sentence. The only judgment form included in the record on appeal is for the theft conviction, and on appeal, the Def... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Jamarcus Jackson

The Defendant’s convictions relate to events that occurred at The Battery, a Johnson City nightclub, in the early morning hours of March 23, 2014. The second degree murder conviction relates to the shooting death of Deshaun Greer.1 The assault conviction relates to Zachary Breedlove, and the reckless endangerment conviction relates to Jonathan McInturff.
At the trial, Amanda Chappell, test... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Johnny Lorenzo Wade

The victims, Johnny Shivers; his wife, Chermaine Owens Shivers; their then sixteen-year-old son, Jonathan Shivers; and Ms. Shivers’s twenty-one-year-old son, Markel Owens, lived on Walker Road in Jackson, Tennessee.2 Around 9:30 p.m. on January 15, 2014, their neighbor, Joseph Mosely, was returning home with his family from church when he “saw some guys” standing around a white car. As he was wa... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JOHN FREDETTE

In 2014, a Superior Court jury convicted the defendant, John Fredette, of murder in the first degree on a theory of felony-murder, with aggravated kidnapping as the 2 predicate felony.1 The jury based their finding of aggravated kidnapping on the third paragraph of the current version of the kidnapping statute, which punishes a kidnapping committed "while armed with a dangerous weapon... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - TOBY T. MCQUEEN,

Defendant-appellant, Toby McQueen, appeals his 60-month prison sentence imposed by the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas following his guilty plea to sexual battery. {¶ 2} Appellant was indicted in August 2017 with one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, and one count of sexual battery, a felony of the third degree, for engaging in Clermont CA2017-12-062 - 2 - sexual interco... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Zia Fafar Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official

A California man pleaded guilty today to shooting a U.S. diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico.

“The Vice Consul was targeted and shot because he represented the United States,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “No one should ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAVONTE S. BRACY

On July 18, 2016, four-year old M.E. suffered second degree burns from being
exposed to hot water in a bathtub. In August 2016, in relation to the foregoing incident, Bracy,
who was M.E.’s mother’s boyfriend and who was home with M.E. at the time of the incident,
was indicted on two counts of endangering children, one in violation of R.C. 2919.22(B)(1), and
one in violation o... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. PHILIP J. CARTY

In February 2017, Carty, a Navy veteran, was charged in Case No. CR-17-613832-A with the following two counts: Count 1 charged him with operating a vehicle while under the influence (“OVI”), with a specification that Carty has been convicted or pled guilty to five or more equivalent offenses within the previous 20 years; and Count 2 charged Carty with failure to comply. These charges arose ... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. WAYNE TURNER

In 2016 Turner plead guilty to one count of attempted felonious assault and one count of domestic violence. At sentencing the trial court imposed 18 months of community control on each count. The trial court also imposed a prison sentence of 30 months on each count but ordered the prison terms “suspended” in favor of community control. {¶3} On June 21, 2017, the trial court conducted a comm... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DANIEL J. GREEN

Green pleaded guilty to Counts 1 and 34 of attempted pandering of sexually oriented
matter involving a minor, a third-degree felony, in violation of R.C. 2907.322(A)(3) and
2923.02; Counts 3, 13, 24, 28, 32, and 36 of attempted illegal use of a minor in a nudity oriented
material/performance, a third-degree felony, in violation of R.C. 2907.323(A)(1) and 2923.02;
Count 19 of un... More...
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