This landmark early internet decision involved a federal prosecution of a student who published lurid and violent fantasy writings online. The Court agreed to dismiss the case because prosecution violated his First Amendment free speech rights.
USA v Rex Robinson, 638 F.Supp 2d 764 (2009)
On appeal, court agrees to vacate marijuana conspiracy conviction because original lawyer was ineffective, in violation of Sixth Amendment.
Hardin v Straub, 490 US 536, 104 LEd 2d 582 (1989)
9-0 victory in United States Supreme Court on behalf of prisoner pursuing civil rights claim.
USA v Flores, 477 F.3d 431 (6th Cir. 2007)
On appeal court agrees with counsel's assertion that carrying a concealed weapon is not a crime of violence, and vacates sentence.
USA v Marcus Franklin, 415 F.3d 537 (6th Cir. 2005)
Appeals court agrees with defense argument that Sixth Amendment was violated by the Judge.
USA v Turner and Larkins, 272 F.3d 380 (6th Cir. 2001)
On appeal, court reverses conviction for conspiracy since government's evidence was insufficient to prove case beyond a reasonable doubt.
McCullough v Cady, 640 F Supp 1012 (1984)
Federal Court decision upholding civil rights verdict in favor of inmate shot by prison guard.
USA v Payne, 2 F.3d 706 (6th Cir. 1993)
Federal appeals court agrees with defense and reverses conviction because of prosecutorial misconduct during trial.
Flatford v City of Monroe, 17 F.3d 162 (6th Cir. 1994)
Right to pursue civil rights sued on behalf of family illegally evicted by city officials upheld by federal appeals court.
Vallina v Meese, 704 F Supp 769 (1988)
Suit against federal prison for mistreatment of "Marielito" Cuban immigrants imprisoned pending deportation.
People v Jeffrey Robinson, 172 MiApp 650 (1988)
Michigan Court of Appeals agrees that sentence must be reversed because it is shocking to the conscience.
People v Jeffiey Minor, 170 MiApp (1988)
Michigan Court of Appeals reverses Defendant's conviction because of evidence unfairly admitted against him at trial.
Additional Published Decisions
People v Hams, 227 MiApp 573 (1998)
USA v Nabors, 901 F2d 1351 (6th Cir. 1990)
USA v Nagi, 947 F2d 214 (6th Cir. 1991)
USA v Billie Joe Chambers, 944 F2d 153 (6th Cir. 1991)
People v Sam Brown, 165 Mich App 237 (1987)
People v Ray, 191 Mich App 706 (1991)
People v Ricardo Hart, 161 Mich App 630 (1987)
People v Palmer Cope, 169 Mich App 461 (1988)
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