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Monday, April 25, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues one Indiana opinion today

In U.S. v. Curlin (SD Ind., Barker), a 10-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:

In June 2008, Marcus Curlin stopped paying rent on his Indianapolis residence. Five months later, his landlord obtained an eviction order in an Indiana court requiring Curlin to vacate the property by November 17, 2008. He did not. After Curlin had flouted the order for over two weeks, officers came to the residence to execute the eviction order. There, they discovered marijuana and guns in plain view. Curlin, who had two prior felony convictions, was arrested and charged with possession of firearms by a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Following the denial of his motion to suppress the guns, Curlin entered a conditional plea of guilty to the charges, reserving his right to appeal the district court’s refusal to suppress the gun evidence. On appeal, Curlin argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying his motion to suppress without an evidentiary hearing. Because Curlin has failed to identify any disputed issues of fact that affect the outcome of the motion, we affirm the judgment of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 25, 2011 11:15 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions