Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion when it permitted defendant to represent himself, and defendant must be held to the choice he made; 2) although it is regrettable that the court did not explain a shackling decision, there is no plain error; 3) although the court erred in admitting evidence of overdose by defendant's clients, the error was harmless; and 4) although some errors were made by the district court, imposition of a life sentence was substantively reasonable as the errors were harmless.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Decided January 11, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Wood