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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FLORA ESPINO

Espino worked as a tax preparer for a real estate broker in Spring Valley, California. One borrower, Sean Desmond, served as a police officer at the Chula Vista Police Department. In 2006 he attempted to buy a $1.6 million home. As a police officer, his salary was $90,000 at the time. To assist him with qualifying for this loan, he worked with a broker named Jesse Rodriguez to prepare the loan ... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BENJAMIN ROBERT DAVIS

Benjamin Robert Davis seeks to appeal the district court’s orders denying relief on
his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) motions. The orders are not
appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues a certificate of appealability. 28 U.S.C.
§ 2253(c)(1)(B) (2012). A certificate of appealability will not issue absent “a substantial
showing of the denial of ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHISTOPHER WELSHANS

In February 2014, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General determined that child pornography was being shared by an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber later identified as Welshans’s aunt. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on her home on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The agents found no child pornography, but learned that Welshans, who lived nearby, used t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

Kayla Doherty v. Merck & Co., Inc. The United States of America District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Kayla Doherty became pregnant
while supposedly protected by a contraceptive implant manufactured
by Merck & Co., Inc. After she gave birth to a healthy child, she
brought this lawsuit against Merck, claiming that the implant
and/or its applicator were defective. She also sued the federal
government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, claiming that her
doctor at a federally-f... More...
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ALEXINA SIMON —v.— CITY OF NEW YORK, FRANCIS LONGOBARDI, Queens County Assistant District  Attorney, DETECTIVE EVELYN ALEGRE, DETECTIVE DOUGLAS LEE

This case takes us to the intersection of an allegedly wrongful arrest and  detention on a material witness warrant, the Fourth Amendment, and qualified  immunity. Plaintiff Alexina Simon brought this action in the United States District  Court for the Eastern District of New York (Vitaliano, J.) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,  claiming that a state prosecutor and two police officers falsely arrested and... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWIN CABRERA-RIVERA United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Appellant Edwin Cabrera-Rivera
("Cabrera") was charged in a two-count indictment with production
and possession of child pornography. In a deal with the
government, he agreed to plead guilty to the possession count --
an offense with no mandatory minimum sentence -- and the government
agreed to dismiss the production count -- an offense with a
mandatory fifteen-year ... More...
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MARCUS DEONTE STRONG v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Appellant challenges his sentences imposed after his open plea to the court, contending that the trial court relied on factors unsupported by the evidence in the case. The trial judge attributed to the defendant crimes for which he had not been arrested or charged, nor for which there was any evidence of his involvement. Consideration of unproven criminal activity violates due process. We there... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

Sergio M. Hernandez, III vs. The State of Florida

Defendant, Sergio Hernandez, III, appeals from his judgment and sentence
for domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment. As his sole issue on
appeal, Hernandez contends that the trial court committed fundamental error in its
determination of Hernandez’s competency to proceed. Specifically, Hernandez
asserts that the trial court failed to make an independent asse... More...
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Nathaniel Walker v. State of Tennessee

On June 23, 2015, the Petitioner pled guilty to aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony in exchange for concurrent, three-year sentences for the aggravated assault and aggravated burglary convictions and a six-year sentence for employing a firearm during the commission of a felony to run consecutively to the three-year sentences and concur... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

David Michael Blevins v. State of Tennessee David M Blevins - Registered Sex Offender

Following a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of three counts of aggravated sexual battery as lesser-included offenses of the indicted charges of rape of a child. He was sentenced to serve thirty years in confinement. Petitioner appealed his convictions and sentence, and this court affirmed the judgments of the trial court. State v. David Michael Blevins, No. E2013-01976-CCA-R3-CD, 2014 WL 2... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Bobby Chism v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

At this hearing, the State provided a recitation of the facts supporting entry of the Petitioner’s guilty plea:
[H]ad [this case] gone to trial [the] State would have shown on July 22[], 2014[,] officers in the Memphis Police Department responded to a robbery called at [the victims’ apartment].

The victim, [V.P.] . . . indicated she was sleeping in her bedroom, a male woke her up po... More...
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South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

Edward Wilson v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The record in the instant case does not contain the indictments or technical record from the underlying charges, but we glean from the plea hearing that the Petitioner’s pleas arose from offenses committed on three separate dates in 2015. The Petitioner was charged with committing on March 23, 2015, the offenses of driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law. ... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Jeffrey Cozzl v. City of Birmingham and Cedrick Thomas Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. He was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging, among other claims, a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from what he contends was an un... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superse... More...
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Joseph Kantrell Norris v. State of Tennessee

On December 23, 2011, the homes of Sharon Perkins and Tory Dunlap were burglarized and robbed by four armed men. State v. Joseph Kantrell Norris, No. M201400857-CCA-R3-CD, 2015 WL 3486968, *1-2 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 16, 2014), no perm. app. filed. Two weeks prior to the offenses, the Petitioner inquired as to where Dunlap lived. He had heard Dunlap had cash and wanted to rob him. On the day of... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - TN)

ROBERT KEITH WOODALL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Woodall pleaded guilty to murder;rape;and kidnapping and ajucy
recommended a sentence.of death, which the trial court adopted. Extensive
collateral-attack litigation followed:· Eventually, Woodall filed a Kentucky Rules . : .
of Civil Procedure ("CR") 60.02 and 60.03 motion, alleging that he is . . intellectually disabled and that the imposition of the death·perialty upon him. i~ More...
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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. KYLE D. THOMPSON

During the fall of 2010, Thompson (who was at that time twenty-years~
old) became enamored with Mindy,3 a student at North Hardin High School. ., On October· 17, 2010, Mindy, who was concerned about Thompson's recent
·behavior towards her, con~cted the police to inform th~m about information
displayed on his Facebook page. Thompson's Facebook page did not list his
real name, bu... More...
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DARRIN WALKER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Appellant,. Darrin Walker, sexually assaulted Hann~ Morrisl on
numerous occasions from 2005 through 2011. The individual instances of
assault involved Appellant touching Hannah's vagina ·and placing his penis in
her mou'th. She was seven to eight years old when these events occurred.
Appellant also raped Hannah when she was approximately twelve years old.
Hannah's grandmot... More...
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THOMAS EDWARD DAVIDSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Prior to trial, Appellant moved to sever .the robbery counts for separate
trials so he would not be required to simultaneously defend against thirty-one
counts of first-degree robbery. He argues on appeal that the trial court's
refusal to do so was an abuse of discretion. "The test for abuse of discretion is
whether the trial judge's decision was arbitrary, unreasonable, unfair... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DESHAWN DAJUAN RIPPEY

This cause came on to be considered upon a notice of appeal, the transcript of
the docket and journal entries, the transcript of proceedings and original papers from the
Butler County Court of Common Pleas, and upon a brief filed by appellant's counsel.
{¶ 2} Counsel for appellant, DeShawn DaJuan Rippey, has filed a brief with this court
pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.... More...
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American Indian Health & Services Corporatioon v. Jennifer Kent, as Director

The State Department of Health Care Services and its director (collectively, the
Department) appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiffs on a petition for a writ of
mandate. Plaintiffs are 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) and rural health
clinics (RHC’s) that serve medically underserved populations (the Clinics). (42 U.S.C.
§§ 254b(a)(1), 1396d(l)(1), (2), 1395x(aa)... More...
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Perry Odom and Carolyn Odom v. Penske Truck Leasing, Co., L.P. and Hendrickson USA, Inc. Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This appeal concerns the scope of Oklahoma’s recently modified workers’
compensation regime. Perry Odom suffered serious injuries when a semi-trailer
collapsed on him at work. His employer—Penske Logistics—did not own the
trailer, but his employer’s sole stockholder—Penske Truck Leasing—did. Odom
and his wife sought to recover from Penske Truck Leasing through a personal
injury... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. NEEKO GORDON

On August 25, 2016, Robert Holsey (“Holsey”) agreed to purchase marijuana from Gordon. Holsey and Gordon knew each other from playing basketball at Trent Park. Nieves drove Holsey to the marijuana-purchase- meeting place on W. 38th Street in Cleveland. As Nieves and Holsey drove toward the meeting place, they saw Gordon, became suspicious, and started to drive away. Through the side mirror... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES A. BENVENUTO

On August 9, 2016, investigators from the West Central Ohio Crime
Task Force (“WCOCTF”) were conducting surveillance on Vincent McKercher
(“McKercher”) in Allen County. (05/05/2017 Tr. at 8). McKercher had a history
of trafficking in marijuana. (Id. at 9). Investigators followed McKercher (in his
vehicle) from a barbershop in Lima, Ohio to a warehouse located at 519 N. Jac... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

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