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Sixth Circuit Vacates Sentencing Enhancement Based On Defendant False Identification
Sixth Circuit Vacates Sentencing Enhancement Based On Defendant False Identification

This recent Sixth Circuit case has it roots in a 1999 conviction of Kwame Williams , a Trinidadian who was arrested in New York on a gun charge and deported. Williams eventually reentered the country illegally and, in 2002, was arrested for kidnapping, robbery and assault ...

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Blog posts in March, 2013

  • Tennessee Supreme Court Excuses Prisoner's Failure to Meet Post-Conviction Deadline

    By Stevie Phillips In 2003, prisoner Artis Whitehead tried to rob BB King's Blues Club on Beale Street in downtown Memphis. He was convicted of a ...

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  • Sixth Circuit Hears Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Appeal From Lillelid Murderer

    The recently decided Sixth Circuit case of Howell v. Hodge began in 1997 when Karen Howell and five of her friends set off from Pikeville, Kentucky to ...

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  • Sixth Circuit Overules Judge For 99% Sentencing Reduction

    Michael Peppel, a former CEO of MCSi Inc., who pleaded guilty to a scheme that ultimately led to the bankruptcy of his company, was facing 10 years in ...

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  • Trial Begins in NYC as Plaintiffs Attack Police Stop-and-Frisk Practices

    By Jay Perry The trial of a class action suit challenging the “stop and frisk” procedures of the New York Police Department began today in a New York ...

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  • Sixth Circuit Rules On Case About Calculating Child Pornography Restitution

    At the end of last month, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on two unrelated child pornography cases, U.S. v. Gamble and U.S. v. Crawford . In ...

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  • Gov. Haslam Signs Guns in Parking Lot into Law

    Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that would allow people with handgun carry permits to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are ...

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  • Supreme Court Refuses To Apply Immigrant Deportation Case Retroactively

    In an important decision regarding immigrant criminal defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion, Chaidez v. U.S. , late last month refusing ...

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  • Sixth Circuit Excludes Evidence After Officers Search Wrong House

    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard an interesting case out of Tennessee involving evidence that was uncovered during the search of a ...

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  • Corrections Corporation of America's legal settlements are subject to TN Open Records law.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that Corrections Corporation of America's legal settlements are subject to the state ...

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