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Abbott

In 2004, Petitioner, Kevin Abbott, and Michael Grant were selling drugs out of a house in Philadelphia. See United States v. Abbott, 574 F. 3d 203, 204–05 (3d Cir. 2009). Abbott and Grant had sold heroin and crack cocaine several...

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Facts

In the fall of 2009, Abramski offered to buy a firearm for his uncle, Angel Alvarez, because as a former police officer, Abramski could receive a discount at a local Virginia gun store. See U.S. v. Abramski, 706 3d 307, 310 (4th Cir. 2013). Three...

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Should the Supreme Court overrule Harris v. United States and require that a jury find facts beyond a reasonable doubt in order to enhance a sentence beyond the ordinarily...

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On July 28, 2005, two officers of the Suffolk County Police Department executed a search warrant for a basement apartment at 103 Lake Drive in Wyandanch, New York. United States v. Bailey, 652 F.3d 197, 200 (2d Cir. 2011...

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May police officers, prior to executing a search warrant, follow and detain a person seen leaving the premises after that person leaves the immediate area?

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On November 12, 2004, Michael A. Watson purchased an unloaded semi-automatic pistol in exchange for 24 dosage units of the drug oxycodone hydrochloride (OxyContin) from an undercover government agent. Earlier that month, Watson had...

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Oral argument: October 9, 2007

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (July 25, 2006)

FIREARMS, DRUG TRAFFICKING, MANDATORY SENTENCING, CRIMINAL LAW, STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

Following a transaction in which he...