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10th Circuit rules against officers who allegedly procured false confession from mentally disabled man

The Tenth Circuit has affirmed a trial court’s denial of qualified immunity to several Colorado police officers, who are being sued for allegedly using a confession they knew to be false to charge plaintiff Tyler Sanchez, a man with cognitive … Continue reading

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10th Circuit affirms convictions in the NM Secretary of State scandal, but orders resentencing

Last month, as I reported here, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the tax evasion convictions of Elizabeth Kupfer, who was a participant in the scandal involving the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office, which broke in 2010. Yesterday, it was her husband’s … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit affirms tax evasion conviction arising out of New Mexico SOS scandal

In 2010 a scandal involving the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office broke into the news. Several consultants for the office — Armando Gutierrez, Joseph Kupfer, and Elizabeth Kupfer — were indicted in federal court for misusing voter education funds … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Judge Robert Bacharach to the Tenth Circuit

The Blog of the Legal Times has this report on the Senate’s 93-0 vote to confirm U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Bacharach to the Tenth Circuit.  Although Judge Bacharach’s nomination seems to have been uncontroversial, he still had to wait over 260 … Continue reading

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“Senate Blocks Tenth Circuit Nominee; Could Be Last Such Vote Until After Election”

The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times has this report on the Senate’s vote yesterday to continue blocking the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Bacharach of Oklahoma to the Tenth Circuit. I don’t know much about Judge Bacharach, but he … Continue reading

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