Sixth Amendment

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In January 2008, a South Carolina family court ordered Petitioner Michael Turner to appear in court to explain his failure to pay six thousand dollars in child support. See Price v. Turner, 691 S.E.2d 470, 471 (S.C. 2010). Turner attributed his...

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Oral argument: October 4, 2004
Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (Booker), United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit (Fanfan)

Criminal procedure, Sixth amendment, federal sentencing...
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In 2011, Michael Bryant, Jr. was charged with violating 18 U.S.C. § 117(a), which involves the offense of domestic assault by a habitual offender. See United States v. Bryant, 769 F.3d 671, 673–74 (9th Cir. 2014); 18 U.S.C. § 117(a). Section 117(a)...

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On January 7, 2003, a grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Missouri charged Gonzalez-Lopez with conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. Petition for cert at 3. Gonzalez-Lopez’s family hired Texas attorney John Fahle to...

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After trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma in 2010, a jury convicted Andre Ralph Haymond of one count of possession and attempted possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B) and (...

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Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona convicted Juan Resendiz-Ponce of kidnapping his common-law wife in August, 2002, and sentenced him to 45 days in county jail. United States v. Resendiz-Ponce, 425 F.3d 729, 729 (9th Cir. 2005). While Resendiz-...

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Carlos Cruz and Joel Perez planned to purchase cocaine from Alejandro Diaz at a gas station. See U.S. v. Vasquez, 635 F.3d 889, 892 (7th Cir. 2011). Upon their arrival, Diaz told them that they would be able to view and purchase the...

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In July of 2001, Michael Brillon was arrested and charged with domestic violence for hitting his girlfriend in the face during an altercation. Vermont v. Brillon, 955 A.2d 1108, 1113 (Sup. Ct. of VT, March 14, 2008). Although domestic violence is...

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Defendant Arturo Recuenco became enraged at his wife after learning that she did not prepare dinner for his relatives. Brief for Petitioner at 3. He picked up a metal pipe, smashed it onto a stove, and threatened her with an unloaded...

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Autumn, a six year old girl, lived with her mother, Laura, and step-father, Marvin Bockting, in a one room motel room in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bockting v. Bayer, 399 F.3d 1010, 1013 (2005). One evening Autumn awoke upset. Although there were various...

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