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Case Digests - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Feb 26, 2024

Sentencing Guidelines

Austin completed his 70-month sentence of imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(1), on August 11, 2020, and began a three-year term of supervised release.

Feb 26, 2024

Post-Conviction Relief-Deficient Representation

Pierce was found guilty of multiple charges related to child molestation and identified as a repeat sexual offender.

Feb 26, 2024

Rooker-Feldman Doctrine-Foreclosure

The Seventh Circuit addressed a disagreement concerning the proprietors of two Chicago real estate parcels.

Feb 26, 2024

Sentence Reduction-First Step Act of 2018

The Seventh Circuit revisited a case involving Adam Tyrale Williams Jr.'s persistent efforts to reduce his sentences for crack-cocaine offenses.

Feb 26, 2024

Habeas Corpus Petition- Prosecutorial Misconduct

Darnell Dixon filed a habeas corpus petition after being found guilty of home invasion and murder by an Illinois state court and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Feb 19, 2024

Motion for Arbitration-Minor

Minor plaintiffs had their guardians purchase and activate DNA test kits from

Feb 19, 2024

Suppression of Evidence

After pulling over Johnson for driving with a suspended license, Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Haber had his trained dog sniff around Johnson’s car.

Feb 19, 2024

Jury Instructions

Christophel was found guilty of knowingly attempting to persuade, induce, or entice a minor into sexual activity, based on his online interactions with an undercover federal agent posing as a 15-year-old girl.

Feb 19, 2024

Pretrial Detention-Probable Cause

Moorer, who faced charges of murder and attempted murder, asserted that his arrest lacked probable cause and contested the constitutionality of his pretrial detention.

Feb 19, 2024

Toxic Torts

This mass tort case involves approximately 170 plaintiffs, spread over several actions, all alleging injuries stemming from their exposure to white lead carbonate (“WLC”), a lead paint pigment.

Feb 12, 2024

4-level Enhancement

Harvey pleaded guilty to knowingly possessing a firearm after having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

Feb 12, 2024

Supplemental Security Income

Hess sought various benefits from the Social Security Administration, including supplemental security income, disability insurance benefits, and disabled adult child benefits.


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