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Digest for Week of February 7th, 2017

U.S. 3rd Circuit Case Summaries and Blog Posts

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US v. Steiner

February 1, 2017
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
(United States Third Circuit) - On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, which vacated the opinion affirming defendant's conviction for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(1), the sentence is vacated in light of Mathis v. US, the Court's latest case about predicate offenses and the categorical approach, where: 1) defendant's 1993 burglary conviction was not a predicate 'crime of violence' under the U.S.S.G.; and thus 2) defendant's Guidelines range should not have been enhanced.
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U.S. 3rd Circuit Blog Posts


Usher Wins 'Bad Girl' Lawsuit in 3rd Circuit

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
December 14, 2016
Remember Usher, the R&B singer who was inescapable on pop radio in the late 90s and throughout the early 2000s? Who starred in "Moesha" and "She's All That" and whose "Confessions" album was described as "the 'Thriller' of our...
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3rd Cir. Seems Skeptical of Cosby Defamation Claims

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
October 11, 2016
A former teen actress went before the Third Circuit on Friday in an attempt to revive her defamation suit against Bill Cosby. Renita Hill has accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting her when she was a 16-year-old...
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