Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'enhancements'

US Supreme Court issues 1 decision, grants cert. in 2 criminal cases

This morning the Court issued an opinion in Abbott v. United States and Gould v. United States.  The Court held that a federal defendant is subject to the highest mandatory minimum specified for his conduct in 18 USC 924(c) unless...

US Supreme Court issues 6 opinions & grants cert. in 5

Via Scoutsblog United States v. Marcus - reversed and remanded, 7-1, in an opinion by Justice Breyer.  Justice Stevens dissents and Justice Sotomayor took no part in the case. Holding: The Court overturns the 2d Circuit's standard on "plain error."...

Oral argument calendar: Feb. 11

Huesner (Allen) v. State, Docket No. 52023Las Vegas- 10:00 a.m. - Justices Hardesty, Douglas, and Pickering. The evidence presented at trial demonstrated that after Allen Heusner had been served with a temporary protective order, he broke into the home he...

Nevada Supreme Court issues opinion on weapons enhancement & issues civil opinion

Mendoza-Lobos v. State -(Majority opinion authored by Chief Justice Hardesty and joined by Justices Saitta, Gibbons and Cherry) -  "In this appeal, we address two issues related to recent amendments to the deadly weapon enhancement statute, NRS 193.165(1), that require...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 10 cases

From Scotusblog.com:  Docket: 08-1470Title: Berghuis, Warden v. ThompkinsIssue: Whether the Sixth Circuit expanded the Miranda rule to prevent an officer from attempting to non-coercively persuade a defendant to cooperate where the officer informed the defendant of his rights, the defendant...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 5 cases

The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in five cases today: Caperton v. AT Massey Coal Company, Inc:  Whether a judge's failure to recuse himself from a case in which he received substantial campaign donations from one of the parties...

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