United States v. Stowers, No. 18-12569 (Apr. 20, 2022)

In United States v. Stowers, No. 18-12569 (Apr. 20, 2022) (Jordan, Brasher, Anderson), the Court affirmed the district court's denial of the defendants' motions to suppress. In this consolidated appeal, the Court answered several questions of first impression regarding Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, which regulates the interception of wire, oral, [...]

2022-04-26T16:28:34+00:00April 26th, 2022|

United States v. Smith, No. 19-13056 (Apr. 19, 2022)

In United States v. Smith, No. 19-13056 (Apr. 19, 2022) (William Pryor, Jordan, Brown (N.D. Ga.)), the Court reversed the district court's denial of Mr. Smith's First Step Act motion and remanded for further proceedings. Mr. Smith was convicted of possession of 5 grams or more of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 [...]

2022-04-21T16:48:36+00:00April 21st, 2022|

United States v. Hakim, No. 19-11970 (Apr. 14, 2022)

In United States v. Hakim, No. 19-11970 (Apr. 14, 2022) (William Pryor, Grant, Anderson), the Court vacated Mr. Hakim's conviction and remanded for further proceedings. The Court addressed whether a defendant's waiver of his right to counsel is knowing when a court gives materially incorrect or misleading information to the defendant about his potential maximum sentence.  [...]

2022-04-15T13:54:21+00:00April 15th, 2022|

United States v. Woodson, No. 20-10443 (Apr. 13, 2022)

In United States v. Woodson, No. 20-10443 (Apr. 13, 2022) (Branch, Grant, Brasher), the Court affirmed Mr. Woodson's convictions and sentence. Mr. Woodson was charged with offenses relating to child pornography and extortionate interstate communications.  A jury found him guilty on all counts, and he was sentenced to 50 years' imprisonment followed by a life term of [...]

2022-04-14T14:25:58+00:00April 14th, 2022|

United States v. Moss, No. 19-14548 (Apr. 12, 2022)

In United States v. Moss, No. 19-14548 (Apr. 12, 2022) (William Pryor, Luck, Ed Carnes), the Court affirmed Mr. Moss's convictions, sentence, and restitution amount. Mr. Moss was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §  1349, and six counts of health care fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §  [...]

2022-04-13T17:09:27+00:00April 13th, 2022|

United States v. Sanchez, No. 19-14002 (Apr. 5, 2022)

In United States v. Sanchez, No. 19-14002 (Apr. 5, 2022) (Branch, Grant, Ed Carnes), the Court affirmed Mr. Sanchez's convictions and sentence. Mr. Sanchez was charged with two counts of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b); two counts of enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct in [...]

2022-04-06T15:06:20+00:00April 6th, 2022|

United States v. Williams, Case No. 18-13890 (Mar. 30, 2022)

In United States v. Williams, Case No. 18-13890 (Mar. 30, 2022) (Jordan, Jill Pryor, Tjoflat), the Court affirmed the district court because it found that Mr. Williams had forfeited any arguments under which the Court could grant relief on appeal. Mr. Williams, a sovereign citizen, wanted to represent himself before the district court.  The district court held [...]

2022-04-01T13:56:23+00:00April 1st, 2022|

Said v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 21-12917 (Mar. 24, 2022)

In Said v. U.S. Att'y Gen., 21-12917 (Mar. 24, 2022) (Jordan, Newsom, Tjoflat), the Court held that a violation of Fla. Stat. § 893.13(6)(a)--the Florida marijuana possession statute--did not relate to a controlled substance, as defined in 21 U.S.C. § 802, and thus did not prevent Mr. Said from accruing the necessary seven-year period of continuous residence for his [...]

2022-03-25T21:42:09+00:00March 25th, 2022|

United States v. Lee, 20-13505 (Mar. 21, 2022)

In United States v. Lee, 20-13505 (Mar. 21, 2022) (Lagoa, Brasher, Tjoflat), the Court affirmed the defendant’s conviction under 18 U.S.C. 2251(a) over a double jeopardy challenge. The defendant sent text messages to a minor requesting sexually explicit images.  The defendant was originally charged with violating 2251(d), and a jury convicted him.  Shortly thereafter, however, [...]

2022-03-21T20:30:31+00:00March 21st, 2022|

 United States v. Dupree, Case No. 19-13776 (Feb. 18, 2022)

In United States v. Dupree, Case No. 19-13776 (Feb. 18, 2022), the Court agreed to rehear Mr. Dupree's appeal en banc, vacating the panel's prior unpublished opinion.  The panel, in affirming Mr. Dupree's sentence, found itself bound by the Court's opinion in United States v. Weir, 51 F.3d 1031 (11th Cir. 1995). The issue raised concerns whether [...]

2022-02-18T17:56:43+00:00February 18th, 2022|
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