Monthly Archives: December 2013

United States v. Keith, 2013 WL5918524 (D.Mass.)) November 2013

* This is a district court Judge’s ruling on a motion, which has not yet withstood appellate scrutiny.  However the issue presented is important to capture emerging trends in the field.  (Court pleadings and testimony attached). Defendant is charged with … Continue reading

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United States v. Tanguay, WL 6037327 (D.N.H.) November 2013

* This is a district court Judge’s ruling on a motion, which has not yet withstood appellate scrutiny.  However the issue presented is important to capture emerging trends in the field. Tanguay’s first trial for one count of possession of … Continue reading

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United States v. Brashear, 2013 WL 6065326 (M.D.Pa.) November 2013

* This is a district court Judge’s ruling on a motion, which has not yet withstood appellate scrutiny.  However the issue presented is important to capture emerging trends in the field. Similar to US v. Dillow (previously briefed), defendant Brashear … Continue reading

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United States v. Dillow, 2013 WL 5863024 (N.D.Ohio) November 2013

* This is a district court Judge’s ruling on a motion, which has not yet withstood appellate scrutiny.  However the issue presented is important to capture emerging trends in the field. Defendant faces a two-count Indictment for receipt, distribution, and … Continue reading

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Morris v. State, 2013 WL 6038048 (Ga. App.) November 2013

This is the resolution of an interlocutory appeal taken by defendant after the trial court denied his motion to dismiss his indictment for due process and fair trial violations. It warrants a post here because the subject matter concerns defense … Continue reading

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United States v. Wyss, 2013 WL 5701059 (C.A.5(La.)). October 2013

Appellant John Wyss a.k.a. “Bones” appeals his conviction and life sentence for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise in violation of 18 U.S.C.§ 2252A(g).  Appellant makes a novel (read: Be On The Lookout) argument that his Sixth Amendment Right to … Continue reading

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United States v. Senior Airman Piolunek, 2013 WL 5878614 (A.F.Ct.Crim.App.) October 2013

Senior Airman Piolunek was convicted by a military jury contrary to his pleas, of: possession and receipt of visual depictions of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, enticing a minor to send sexually explicit images, and communicating indecent language … Continue reading

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