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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)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ALEX LENARD MCCOY

In November 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Alex McCoy on four related drug charges. Count one charged McCoy with participating in a crack-cocaine trafficking conspiracy centered around Gaston County, North Carolina in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846, while the remaining three counts charged McCoy with distribution and possession of crack cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 84... 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 - EDWIN HERNANDEZ, AKA Scooby, AKA Masacre

The present prosecution arises out of shootings on October 23, 2011, in 3 Central Islip, New York, in which Robert Faber and Curtis Williams were injured. 4 The operative indictment charged Hernandez in six counts, three with respect to each 5 victim. Counts Four and Five alleged that Hernandez, for the purpose of gaining 6 entrance to, and maintaining or increasing his position in, MS-13, atte... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NY)

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 - )

JOSEPH S. HAJDUSEK v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Marine Corps recruit from NH sues U.S. for injury he says was caused by sergeant who made him exercise 'excessively'

When reviewing a dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1), we "construe the [c]omplaint liberally and treat all well-pleaded facts as true, according the plaintiff the benefit of all reasonable inferences." Murphy v. United States, 45 F.3d 520, 522 (1st Cir. 1995). In addition to the pleadings, Hajdusek submitted certain additional ma... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NH)

R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor v. LOCAL UNION 26, UNITE HERE

The material facts may be stated briefly. Dimie Poweigha is a member of Local 26. The union has negotiated more than 40 CBAs, including one with Poweigha's employer. Poweigha was dissatisfied with the administration of Local 26, and asked the union to permit her to review 37 CBAs Local 26 had negotiated with employers other than her own. Eventually, once the Secretary of Labor got involv... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - MA)

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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DIEGO TAMBRIZ-RAMIREZ vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

The facts of the case as set forth in the Fourth District’s opinion below are as
follows:
[In 2010, a]rmed with a knife and using a shirt as a mask, appellant broke into the victim’s home at night and attempted to sexually batter her. The victim testified that during the attack, appellant put the knife to her face and neck. The victim fought off the attacker and, after pulling off the... More...
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State of Florida v. Budry Michel

Budry Michel was charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery, armed
kidnapping, and attempted armed robbery in the shooting death of Lynette Grames
and robbery of Adnan Shafi Dada. The crimes occurred in 1991 when Michel was
sixteen years old. After a jury convicted him of first-degree premeditated murder
and armed robbery, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with the p... 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 (07-14-2018 - 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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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)

United States of America v. Ashi Martin and Angelmica Augustine Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Women Sentenced To Drug Offenses

ASHLI MARTIN, age 34, and ANGELMICA AUGUSTINE, age 28, both of New Orleans, to terms of three years’ probation and time served, respectively, after they pled guilty to drug charges. MARTIN pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin and cocaine base (“crack”) and AUGUSTINE pled guilty... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Laurence Bonds, a/k/a/ Joe, a/k/a Yo Gotti District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore BGF Gang Member Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy Related to His Gang Activities

Chief United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Joseph Laurence Bonds, a/k/a/ Joe, a/k/a Yo Gotti, age 36, to 90 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to participate in a violent racketeerin... More...
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United States of America v. Donald Blevins Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Man Sentenced to Prison for Viewing Child Pornography

A Nebraska man was sentenced on July 12, 2018 to 76 months in prison for accessing with an intent to view child pornography.

Donald Blevins, 65, of Norfolk, Nebraska, pleaded guilty on April 4, to accessing with the intent to view child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge John M. Gerrard of the Dist... More...
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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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ANTHONY CARUTHERS vs. HONORABLE WENDY WEXLER-HORN, CIRCUIT JUDGE, 24TH CIRCUIT Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District

Anthony Caruthers (“Relator”) seeks a writ of prohibition to prevent the trial court
(“Respondent”) from ordering a mental examination pursuant to Chapter 552. Relator is charged
with murder in the first degree, armed criminal action, burglary in the second degree, tampering
in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, and escape. Relator’s
charges s... 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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Tamara Baskin v. Hughes Realty, Inc.

In the underlying action for disability discrimination,
appellant Tamara Baskin alleged that respondent Hughes
Realty, Inc. (Hughes) violated the California Disabled
Persons Act (DPA) (Civ. Code, §§ 54-55.3.) by providing no
designated and accessible path of travel for persons with
disabilities within the parking lot of a grocery store.1
Sppecifically, she alleged that unde... More...
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United States of America v. Bryshun Genard Furlow District of South Carolina Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Lexington Man Sentenced to 15 Years on Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

Bryshun Genard Furlow, age 34, of Lexington, was sentenced in federal court to 180 months (15 years) imprisonment with 6 years of supervised release to follow. Furlow plead guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and a substance containing both methamphetamine a... More...
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United States of America v. Carlo D’Addario District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Lutherville Man who Illegally Distributed “Bath Salts” Obtained from China Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

Some Substitute Substances Sent from China had Severe Adverse Effects on Drug Customers

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Carlo D’Addario, age 48, of Lutherville, Maryland on July 12, 2018 to five years in prison, followed by three years... More...
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Dennie Thurman Howell Jr v. The State of Texas

J.J. Rosabel, the complainant in this cause, was twelve years old at the time
of trial. Howell was J.J.’s neighbor and a friend of J.J.’s mother, T.H., who
occasionally cleaned Howell’s house. Howell had an open door policy, and J.J. and
T.H. came in and out of his home as they pleased. There were several occasions
where J.J. spent the night at Howell’s home at J.J.’s request. ... More...
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Hilario Santiago-Batista v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

YT, the complainant, lived in a house with Mother, Father, older Brother, Uncle, and two
men who paid rent to Father to share a bedroom in the house. The renters, appellant and a man
everyone called Pana, would sometimes eat meals with YT’s family. Pana had been a family
friend for many years, and lived with the family for several years before appellant had moved in.

Al... More...
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