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Assistant Federal Public Defender – Fort Pierce

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER FORT PIERCE OFFICE The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the positions of Assistant Federal Public Defender in our Fort Pierce office.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, an Equal Opportunity Employer, [...]

2024-02-22T16:15:15+00:00February 22nd, 2024|

United States v. Pugh, No. 21-13136 (Jan. 18, 2024)

In United States v. Pugh, No. 21-13136 (Jan. 18, 2024) (Lagoa, Brasher, Boulee (N.D. Ga.)), the Court affirmed Ms. Pugh's conviction. The Court addressed an issue of first impression regarding the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 231(a)(3), which prohibits impeding law enforcement officers during a civil disorder affecting interstate commerce.  It was alleged that during a protest in [...]

2024-01-29T20:51:47+00:00January 29th, 2024|

United States v. Gatlin, No. 20-14149 (Jan. 5, 2024)

In United States v. Gatlin, No. 20-14149 (Jan. 5, 2024) (Jordan, Luck, Lagoa), the Court reversed Mr. Gatlin's conviction and sentence as to witness tampering, but affirmed his sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography convictions and sentences, as well as the restitution order. Mr. Gatlin appealed his convictions and sentences for sex trafficking [...]

2024-01-17T19:16:22+00:00January 17th, 2024|

LEGAL ASSISTANT MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE/FORT PIERCE OFFICES

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT LEGAL ASSISTANT MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE/FORT PIERCE OFFICES The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the full-time position of Legal Assistant in our Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Pierce offices.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, an Equal [...]

2024-01-17T15:46:24+00:00January 16th, 2024|

United States v. Fey, No. 22-11373 (Dec. 28, 2023)

In United States v. Fey, No. 22-11373 (Dec. 28, 2023) (William Pryor, Rosenbaum, Abudu), the Court affirmed the defendants’ convictions for distributing meth and for conspiring to and actually killing a cooperating witness by administering a lethal amount of meth and fentanyl. First, the Court found no reversible Rule 404(b) error. At trial, the government [...]

2024-01-03T19:52:55+00:00January 3rd, 2024|

LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE - Southern District of Florida LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY The Federal Public Defender's Office for the Southern District of Florida represents indigent defendants in federal criminal cases and is managed by the Federal Public Defender, who is appointed by the Eleventh Circuit. The office is staffed by Assistant Federal Public Defenders [...]

2024-02-14T16:18:44+00:00January 1st, 2024|

United States v. Hurtado, No. 21-12702 (Dec. 20, 2023)

In United States v. Hurtado, No. 21-12702 (Dec. 20, 2023) (Grant, Tjoflat, and Ed Carnes), the Court affirmed the defendants’ MDLEA convictions. Judge Tjoflat wrote the opinion for the Court, with the exception of one point, which the other two panel members rejected in a concurrence. First, the Court held that there was jurisdiction over [...]

2023-12-20T19:32:40+00:00December 20th, 2023|

United States v. Sotis, No. 22-10256 (Dec. 20, 2023)

In United States v. Sotis, No. 22-10256 (Dec. 20, 2023) (William Pryor, Marcus, Mizelle (M.D. Fla.)), the Court affirmed the defendant’s convictions for illegally exporting scuba diving equipment to Libya. First, the Court held that the evidence was sufficient that he acted willfully and that he acted in conspiracy with another person. The Court also [...]

2023-12-20T16:29:58+00:00December 20th, 2023|

Assistant Federal Public Defender – Miami

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER MIAMI OFFICE The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in our Miami office.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, an Equal Opportunity Employer, operates under [...]

2023-12-19T19:55:03+00:00December 19th, 2023|

United States v. McCoy, No. 21-13838 (Dec. 14, 2023)

In United States v. McCoy, No. 21-13838 (Dec. 14, 2023) (Jordan, Newsom, Grimberg (N.D. Ala.)), the Court affirmed the denial of a motion for a reduced sentence under Section 404 of the First Step Act. The Court re-affirmed its prior precedent holding that a defendant is bound by pre-Apprendi, judge-made drug-quantity findings for purposes of [...]

2023-12-18T15:33:16+00:00December 18th, 2023|
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