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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 ›

United States v. Ritchie

Expert testimony from a former Drug Enforcement Agency chemist regarding the synthetic drug “spice” would have been cumulative and, thus, not material to the defendants’ convictions for drug crimes. At trial, the defendants had been allowed to produce two other… Read More ›