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A Look at Substantive And Procedural Reasonableness: United States vs. Ewing

All, the 6th Circuit’s decision on Ewing gives a good explanation on Substantive Unreasonableness. This may be important to you if your case is on federal criminal appeal. The Procedural History Ewing was indicted in the Eastern District of Kentucky for distributing a mixture or substance containing heroin and fentanyl. It was alleged that this …

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Inmate Voting Rights

When we look at inmates and their voting rights, we see that about 4.5 million citizens both in and out of prison are currently ineligible to vote. As the 2020 presidential election grows nearer, voting rights and voter disenfranchisement are at the forefront of conversations regarding voter turnout. Voter Disenfranchisement One aspect of voter disenfranchisement …

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Marie Neba: A Tragic BOP Death

In an article for “The Marshall Project,” Keri Blakinger and Joseph Neff outline the horrific death of inmate Marie Neba from COVID-19. While the mismanagement of COVID-19 within the prison system is hardly news, Blakinger and Neff emphasize the numerous levels of negligence that led to Neba’s tragic death. History Incarcerated at Carswell FMC, Neba …

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