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US v. Mitchell, No. 08-10027

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.

Read US v. Mitchell, No. 08-10027

Appellate Information

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


For Appellant:

Dennis A. Cameron, Reno, NV

For Appellee:

William R. Reed, Assistant United States Attorney, Reno, NV