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US v. Mitchell, No. 08-10027

By FindLaw Staff on June 23, 2009 5:17 PM

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

Judges

Before: J. Clifford Wallace, Sidney R. Thomas and Susan P. Graber, Circuit Judges.

Opinion by Judge Wallace

Dissent by Judge Thomas

Counsel

For Appellant:

Dennis A. Cameron, Reno, NV

For Appellee:

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

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