As the world anticipates the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to send the nomination of Judge Amy Barrett to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote to the U.S. Supreme Court, it’s worth stopping and taking account of where our local Court of Appeals stands. The public is rightly focused on the implications of Presidential … More Take the Fifth: Election consequences for our Court of Appeals?
Designated for publication U.S. v. Sila, 17-11212, appeal from N.D. Tex. Elrod, J. (Higginbotham, Elrod, Haynes), criminal, sentencing, sufficiency of evidence Affirming two counts of indictment regarding theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft, vacating one count of indictment regarding theft of government funds for insufficiency of evidence, and remanding for resentencing. Defendant had … More Take the Fifth: Oct. 20, 2020 opinions