Last week’s wins are below – and there are some great reads.
But today, let’s congratulate Greg Poe for his work challenging sanctions imposed on a fine career AFPD in the Sixth Circuit.
Here’s a link to the opinion.
Nice work, Greg!
To the victories!
1. U.S. v. Christie, Second Circuit: The district court denied Appellant’s motion for a reduction of sentence based on the sentencing guidelines range, even though Appellant was eligible for such a reduction. On appeal, Appellant’s case was vacated and remanded to the district court because the court failed to provide an explanation of its decision that was sufficient to permit meaningful appellate review.
Defense Attorney: John W. Brewer
2. U.S. v. Chavez, Tenth Circuit: After being deemed not competent to stand trial, the government won a motion to have Appellant involuntarily medicated. Because the government did not present evidence of an individualized treatment plan for the Appellant, the Tenth Circuit found clear error, vacated the court order, and remanded for further proceedings.
Defense Attorneys: John T. Carlson and Warren R. Williamson
3. U.S. v. Oyegoke-Eniola, Tenth Circuit: Appellant pled guilty to mail fraud and making a false statement on an immigration document. Finding that the district court improperly imposed enhancements under the sentencing guidelines, the sentence was vacated and the case remanded.
Defense Attorneys: Stephen K. Christiansen and Kelley M. Marsden