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Friday, January 15, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana decision today from 7th Circuit

In U.S. v. Jason E. Clinton (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 10-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:

Jason Clinton appeals his conviction and sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Clinton claims that the district court erred by admitting evidence of the handgun, and by finding that his prior behavior leading to a conviction for criminal recklessness under Indiana law was a “crime of violence” for purposes of enhancing his sentence to one hundred months under the United States Sentencing Guidelines § 2K2.1(a)(4)(A). We have reviewed the district court’s legal conclusions de novo and its findings of fact for clear error. Finding no error, we affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 15, 2010 12:50 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions