Appellate review in a federal criminal appeal is a funny thing. Sometimes, saying the wrong thing is the easiest way to get reversed. Sometimes it’s a question of not saying enough.
The D.C. Circuit remanded a bail reform act decision in United States v. Nwokoro.
Mr. Nwokoro is a U.S. citizen who is from Nigeria. He apparently fell on hard times in Washington D.C. and was living in a homeless shelter. Then he was charged by complaint with a crime. Then he was indicted.