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Failure to Grant a Jury Instruction

This is an excerpt from a petition for writ of certiorari.  It was drafted by Paul J. Notarianni in 2016.

ISSUE PRESENTED

Did the Trial Court commit reversible error when it made a finding that necessity was a valid defense, yet refused to pose a duress or necessity instruction to the jury? 447 more words

- Criminal Law

News You Can Use: Tenth Circuit reaffirms constructive possession requires intent to exercise control over an object, in a published decision involving 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)

The Tenth Circuit just decided United States v. Giannukos, reaffirming that constructive possession requires intent to exercise control over an object, and not just knowledge and ability to exercise control over the object. 645 more words

Sentencing

Vol. 3, Issue 20 — October 2018

Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl
Statutory Interpretation and the Rest of the Iceberg: Divergences between the Lower Federal Courts and the Supreme Court
68 Duke L.J. 1 (2018) 670 more words

ATTENTION CJA LAWYERS: Do Any Tenth Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions Need to be Revised?

The Tenth Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions are now being reviewed and revised for the next edition, forthcoming in 2019.

The Committee wants to hear from Federal Defenders and lawyers on the CJA Panel: which pattern instructions might need revision? 20 more words

Jury Instructions & Verdict Forms

Jury instructions and verdict forms are often hurriedly put together in the middle of trial, when an attorney has 100 other things on the mind.  And yet, these documents are critical to success at trial.  246 more words

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