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Court Rejects Habeas Claim That Admission of DNA Evidence Violated Petitioner’s Confrontation Right

USA - November 30 2017 On Tuesday in Washington v. Griffin, 15-3831-pr (Katzmann, Kearse, Livingston), the Second Circuit affirmed the denial of a petition for a writ of...

Kathryn S. Austin.


Circuit Reverses Conviction & Dismisses Indictment in Case Where Defendant Waited Seven Years for Trial

USA - November 17 2017 In United States v. Tigano, No. 15-3073 (Winter, Walker, Pooler), the Second Circuit issued a short order reversing the conviction of Joseph Tigano...

Jared S. Buszin.


Court Declines to Revisit Reversal of LIBOR Convictions

USA - November 13 2017 The Second Circuit has denied the government’s request for rehearing en banc in United States v. Allen, et al. (16-cr-98). In July, a panel of the...

D. Brandon Trice.


The Klansman and His Death Ray: Second Circuit Affirms Conviction and Sentence in Bizarre Domestic Terrorism Plot

USA - November 8 2017 In United States v. Crawford, 16-4261-cr (Kearse, Cabranes, Wesley), the Second Circuit affirmed via summary order the terrorism-related conviction...

Jacqueline L. Bonneau.


Federal Agent’s Misrepresentation in LG Search Warrant Affidavit Insufficient to Clear Qualified Immunity Hurdle

USA - November 1 2017 In Ganek v. Leibowitz, No. 16-1463 (2d Cir. Oct. 17, 2017) (Raggi, Chin, Carney), the Second Circuit reversed and remanded a district court’s...

Clint Morrison.