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Capital Cases: U.S. v. Whitten

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Capital Cases Summations — Reversible Error U.S. v. Whitten 07-1320-cr Poll requested as to en banc review Background: Ronell Wilson, a violent gang member who favored the nickname “Rated R,” shot and killed two ...

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Professional Responsibility: U.S. v. Brown

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Professional Responsibility Communication of Plea Offer U.S. v. Brown 08-1207-cr Appealed from the Western Districts of New York Background: On appeal, defendant-appellant Chad Marks argues the district court erred by refusing to hear his ...

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Sentencing: Portalatin v. Phillips

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Sentencing Persistent Felony Offenders Portalatin v. Phillips 07-1599-pr Appealed from the Southern/Eastern Districts of New York Background: Habeas petitioners are challenging the constitutionality of sentences imposed pursuant to New York’s persistent felony offender statute. ...

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Class Actions: Victor v. Argent Classic Convertible Arbitrage Fund

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Class Actions Attorneys’ Fees Victor v. Argent Classic Convertible Arbitrage Fund 08-4904-cv Appealed from the Southern District of New York Background: Under the common fund doctrine, attorneys who create a fund for the benefit ...

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