Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Conviction and sentence for transporting child pornography is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in finding defendant was competent to stand trial; 2) the record before the district court was sufficient to support its finding that defendant's decision to waive the right to counsel was knowing, intelligent and voluntary; 3) the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction; and 4) sentence was not unreasonable, nor did it violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Submitted: June 9, 2008
Filed: June 22, 2009
Before LOKEN, Chief Judge, EBEL, and COLLOTON, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by COLLOTON, Circuit Judge.