Defendant's drug distribution conviction and sentence are affirmed where, even if plain error review did not apply, there was no error in the District Court's failure sua sponte to strike a juror for cause based on the murder of the juror's uncle by a drug dealer.
Argued and Submitted October 20, 2008
Filed June 23, 2009
Before: J. Clifford Wallace, Sidney R. Thomas and Susan P. Graber, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Judge Wallace
Dissent by Judge Thomas
William R. Reed, Assistant United States Attorney, Reno, NV