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Thursday, August 05, 2010

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

In US v. Williams (ND Ind., Moody), a 19-page opinion where the 3-judge panel includes "The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice (Retired) of the United States Supreme Court, sitting by designation," Judge Kanne writes:

Appellant Adam Williams appeals his conviction for illegal possession of a firearm and various drug distribution offenses. He argues that (1) the district court’s failure to inquire into his concerns over his attorney’s performance was an abuse of discretion; (2) the statute dispossessing felons of firearms, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), is unconstitutional; and (3) the district court’s assessment of the sentencing factors in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) was inadequate. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 5, 2010 11:05 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions