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US v. Mondragon (4th Cir., 6/21/17) Second Federal Gun Enhancement Case this Month; 4th Circuit Clarifying Law Surrounding Gun Enhancements.
July 5, 2017
US v. Mark Concha (4th Cir. 6/16/17): Factors the Sentencing Judge May NOT Consider under USSG §5K1.1 and 18 U.S.C. §3553(e).
June 27, 2017
United States v. Fathia-Anna Davis (4th Cir. 1/5/17): Manufactured Jurisdiction Argument. Also, Don’t Try to Murder Your Husband.
May 3, 2017
United States v. Philip Swaby, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (filed 4/24/17): Court’s “general” immigration warnings did not cure lawyer’s erroneous advice regarding consequences of guilty plea.
April 24, 2017
Leonard v. Texas, 580 US__ (2017), Statement of J. Thomas respecting cert denial; Isn’t it Awesome when Liberals and Conservatives Can Come Together for Some Collective Outrage?
April 12, 2017
US v. Diaz (2013 WL 322243) and US v. Hayes, 948 F.Supp.2d 1009 (2013): Two federal district judges disagree with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines policies regarding drug trafficking sentences.
April 10, 2017
US v. Donald T. Hill (App. No. 15-4639) (4th Cir., filed 3/30/17): Prolonged Detention of Car Stop; Important Dissent by Judge Davis.
March 31, 2017
US v. Keith Arthur Vinson, No. 15-4384 (4th Cir., filed 3/24/17) Misdeeds in the Blue Ridge Mountains
March 27, 2017
United States v. Juan Elias Lara (4th Cir, 3/14/17): Psychotherapist-Patient Priv and 5th Amendment Protections in Interviews with Supervision Agents
March 17, 2017
People v. Scott Evans Dekraai, 5 Cal. App. 5th 1110 (2016), When Prosecutors Have a Conflict of Interest Due to Their Loyalty to Law Enforcement
March 9, 2017