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Tag Archives: Judge G. Steven Agee

Co-defendants’ statements properly admitted in firearm trial

Defendants convicted of using a firearm in a crime of violence resulting in murder failed in their arguments that statements by co-defendants violated the Confrontation Clause and/or were generally inadmissible under the Federal Rules of Evidence. Moreover, given the scope ...

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Cellmate’s testimony and video supports possession conclusion (access required)

A defendant’s argument that the district court declined to specify the evidence supporting its finding he committed violations while in prison on drug charges failed because transcripts showed the court relied on the testimony of multiple witnesses and a video. ...

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North Carolina violated inmate’s due process rights (access required)

Where a prison disciplinary proceeding that resulted in the revocation of 20 days of an inmate’s “good-time” credits contained no probative evidence to support his conviction, his due process rights were violated, requiring that his good-time credits be restored. Background ...

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Improper exclusion of expert results in convictions being vacated (access required)

Where the trial court improperly excluded an expert who would have provided testimony material to the defendants’ defense, two defendants convicted of drug conspiracy charges are entitled to a new trial. Background A federal jury convicted Benjamin Galecki and Charles ...

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