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Tag Archives: Judge G. Steven Agee

Jury to decide if sheriff is liable for fatal shooting (access required)

Where there were disputed facts over whether a law enforcement officer used excessive force in fatally shooting an individual carrying a loaded shotgun, the officer is denied summary judgment based on qualified immunity. Background In the course of responding to ...

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‘Abuse of trust’ sentencing applied to executive (access required)

Where a company executive vice president convicted of willful failure to collect or pay taxes and making materially false statements to federal agents conducted the company’s affairs with significant discretion, particularly in relation to delinquent payroll taxes, the district court ...

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Death penalty defendant fails to show ineffective assistance (access required)

Where a detainee sentenced to death alleged he received ineffective assistance of counsel regarding his decision to plead guilty and the process of sentencing explaining, but his arguments were procedurally defaulted or without merit, his claims were rejected. Background In ...

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