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Monday, July 13, 2015

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal

In USA v. Joshua R. Mackin (ND Ind., Springmann), an 18-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Appellant Joshua Mackin was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. During discovery, the government disclosed an in-complete copy of the continuity slip used to track the fire-arm’s chain of custody. Later, at trial, the government pro-duced the correct and complete copy. Mackin moved for a mistrial, arguing that the government violated its Rule 16 obligation to turn over the correct and complete document, as the document was material to preparing his defense. The trial court denied his motion, and he now appeals that denial. For the reasons discussed below, we vacate Mackin’s conviction and remand the case for further proceedings.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 13, 2015 01:16 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions