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Khavkin v. Clarke

The court will not dismiss the pending petition for habeas corpus. The petitioner contends that his trial counsel had a conflict of interest and that, as a result, counsel coerced him to plead guilty. Sufficient evidence exists to show at… Read More ›

United States v. Smith (P)

In the defendants’ trial for gang-related violence, the district court properly addressed some jurors’ fears about gang retaliation and admitted an FBI agent’s expert testimony decoding intercepted calls between gang members. After learning of one juror’s fears, the district judge… Read More ›

Porter v. Commonwealth (U)

In a hearing on revocation of the defendant’s suspended sentence, the trial court did not err in admitting an out-of-court verbal statement to the defendant’s probation officer. The defendant’s probation conditions included having no visitors in his state-provided motel room… Read More ›

United States v. Camara (P)

The court affirmed the appellant’s convictions arising from his participation in a scheme to resell luxury vehicles using stolen identities. The appellant’s indictment charged him with conspiring “with Ray Ekobena and others, known and unknown,” to violate three different federal… Read More ›