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CA10: Affirmative withdrawal of challenge to presentence report is a waiver

Defendant, Brice Ashton Carter, was convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon. A confidential informant told federal agents that Carter had used two firearms as payment for some methamphetamine. Relying on the informant’s statements, the presentence investigation report applied … Continue reading

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No, police experts can’t testify that a defendant isn’t credible, 10th Circuit says

For your weekend pleasure reading, I recommend the Tenth Circuit’s decision this week in United States v. Hill, a case that raises the question “What were they all thinking?” At Stanley Hill’s trial on criminal charges arising from his alleged involvement in … Continue reading

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