Morrison v. Peterson

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action challenging the constitutionality of California Penal Code section 1405, which allows for DNA testing of evidence after a defendant's conviction, the district court's…
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US v. Williams

In a criminal appeal, the district court's denial of defendant's motion for a reduction of sentence is vacated and remanded where defendant's sentence, for distributing cocaine base in violation of 21…
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Frank v. Schultz

In a prisoner action brought under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), alleging due process violations during the course of plaintiff prisoner's disciplinary proceedings, the district…
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US v. Williams, Jr.

Conviction for possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. section 841(a)(1) is reversed and vacated where defendant's use of a rental car, travel along a known drug corridor…
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US v. Zayas-Ortiz

In a defendant's motion for sentence reduction pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 3582(c), following an amendment to the United States Sentencing Guidelines, the district court's short form denial of the motion…
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US v. Dzhanikyan

In consolidated criminal appeals, convictions of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, 21 U.S.C. section 846, attempt to collect a debt through extortionate means, 18 U.S.C. section 894(a), and possessing…
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Jul 11, 2018
While any person with a disability deserves the right to employment, in so much as he or she is able to perform a job, not every limitation is considered a “disability” within the parameters of the Americans…
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Jun 13, 2018
When children carry out criminal acts, police officers maintain discretion as to how they are handled. For instance, the child might be issued a warning, or he or she might be held and then released to…
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May 24, 2018
Contrary to contested divorces in which there are often disputes and disagreements pertaining to division of property, child custody or spousal support, uncontested divorce is a straightforward process.…
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Apr 10, 2018
When the local government distributes property tax bills, the majority of property owners assume that they cannot be challenged. On the contrary, local tax assessors generate property tax assessments,…
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