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United States v. Smith, No. 20-12667 (Jan. 12, 2022)

In United States v. Smith, No. 20-12667 (Jan. 12, 2022) (William Pryor, Grant, Hull), the Court vacated the defendant's conviction for theft of trade secrets and related sentencing enhancements for lack of venue, affirmed the extortion conviction and related sentencing enhancements, and remanded for resentencing. The Court addressed whether an accused can be tried in a [...]

2022-01-12T19:09:03+00:00January 12th, 2022|

United States v. Fleury, No. 20-11037 (Dec. 16, 2021)

In United States v. Fleury, No. 20-11037 (Dec. 16, 2021) (Wilson, Rosenbaum, Hull), the Court affirmed the defendant’s convictions for transmitting interstate threats and cyberstalking. First, the Court rejected the defendant’s facial and as-applied First Amendment challenges to the cyberstalking statute.  Joining every circuit to address the issue, the Court held that the statute was [...]

2021-12-16T22:10:39+00:00December 16th, 2021|

Telcy v. United States, No. 19-13029 (Dec. 10, 2021)

In Telcy v. United States, No. 19-13029 (Dec. 10, 2021) (Wilson, Lagoa, Brasher), the Court affirmed the dismissal of a 2255 motion as an unauthorized second or successive motion. The issue on appeal was whether a sentence reduction under Section 404 of the First Step Act qualifies as a “new judgment” for purposes of the [...]

2021-12-13T15:37:43+00:00December 13th, 2021|

United States v. Litzky, No. 20-10709 (Nov. 23, 2021)

In United States v. Litzky, No. 20-10709 (Nov. 23, 2021) (Jordan, Newsom, Ed Carnes), the Court affirmed defendant's convictions for possessing child pornography, producing it, and conspiring to do the same. Defendant raised two issues on appeal: (1) the district court violated her constitutional right to present a defense by excluding expert testimony related to her intellectual disability; [...]

2021-12-06T18:45:54+00:00December 6th, 2021|

United States v. Grady, No. 20-14341 (Nov. 22, 2021)

In United States v. Grady, No. 20-14341 (Nov. 22, 2021) (Branch, Grant, Ed Carnes), the Court affirmed defendants' convictions and sentences for conspiracy, destruction of property on a naval installation, depredation of government property, and trespass. Defendants, members of the Plowshares Movement--equipped with spray paint, bolt cutters, hammers, blood, banners, crime scene tape, Go-Pro cameras, and [...]

2021-12-06T18:44:42+00:00December 6th, 2021|

Assistant Federal Public Defender – All Offices

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER MIAMI/ FORT LAUDERDALE  WEST PALM BEACH/FT. PIERCE OFFICES The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the positions of Assistant Federal Public Defender in our Miami/Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach/Ft. Pierce offices.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of [...]

2021-12-06T22:42:17+00:00December 6th, 2021|

CRIMINAL DEFENSE INVESTIGATOR MIAMI OFFICE

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

2021-11-29T22:21:43+00:00November 29th, 2021|

United States v. Ramirez, No.  20-10564 (Nov. 1, 2021)

In United States v. Ramirez, No.  20-10564 (Nov. 1, 2021) (Wilson, Rosenbaum, Hull), the Court vacated the defendant's sentence and remanded. Defendant purchased firearms and firearm parts and components, often through straw purchasers, and sold them throughout Colombia.  Six firearms found themselves into the hands of members of the National Liberation Army ("ELN"), which the U.S. State [...]

2021-11-01T23:38:48+00:00November 1st, 2021|

United States v. Wheeler, No. 17-15003 (Oct. 21, 2021)

In United States v. Wheeler, No. 17-15003 (Oct. 21, 2021) (Wilson, Lagoa, Brasher) (per curiam), the Court reversed a judgment of acquittal for two defendants and affirmed the convictions and sentences for three defendants involved in a telemarketing scheme that tricked investors into making stock purchases. First, notwithstanding the district court’s judgment of acquittal, the [...]

2021-10-22T15:19:33+00:00October 22nd, 2021|
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