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Poor Quality Recordings

Where a District Court admitted sound and video recordings of controlled drug buys in defendant’s trial for drug trafficking, the recordings were not of such poor quality that their probative value was outweighed by unfair prejudice, and even if admission ...

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Downward Departure; Crack Cocaine

Where the government challenged a District Court’s downward departure in the sentencing of a defendant on crack cocaine charges, whether the departure is considered a ‘procedural’ aspect of ‘calculating the Guidelines range’ or part of substantive reasonableness review it was ...

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Where a defendant convicted on drug charges argued for an acquittal based on the government’s use of convicted informants who were allegedly unsupervised and engaged in criminal activity, the defendant did not show that the government’s investigation was corrupted or ...

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Abortion; Prisoner; Transportation

Where the Missouri Department of Corrections established a policy prohibiting transportation for prisoners who sought elective, non-therapeutic abortions, the District Court properly found the policy invalid under Turner v. Safley, but the court erred in finding that the policy violated ...

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