Towles v. Alabama via www.justia.com Court: Alabama Supreme Court Docket: 1121099 Opinion Date: September 19, 2014 Judge: Bolin Areas of Law: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law Kevin Towles was convicted of capital murder for killing his son, Geontae Glass, who was under the age of 14 when he was killed. The jury recommended the death sentence, and…

United States v. Mathis via www.justia.com Court: U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Docket: 13-13109 Opinion Date: September 24, 2014 Judge: Per curiam Areas of Law: Criminal Law Defendant appealed his convictions and sentences for several child exploitation offenses. Defendant raised eight claims of error concerning the denial of his motion to suppress, introduction of a…

Reed v. Secretary, FL DOC, et al. via www.justia.com Court: U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Docket: 13-10900 Opinion Date: September 24, 2014 Judge: Marcus Areas of Law: Criminal Law Petitioner was convicted of vehicular homicide of two pedestrians. The district court granted habeas relief on petitioner’s claim that defense counsel rendered ineffective assistance by failing…

Winthrop-Redin v. United States via www.justia.com Court: U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Docket: 13-10107 Opinion Date: September 23, 2014 Judge: Marcus Areas of Law: Criminal Law Petitioner pleaded guilty for charges related to his role as a boat crew member in an international drug-smuggling operation. Petitioner subsequently sought postconviction relief under 28 U.S.C. 2255, claiming…

Dixon v. U.S. Attorney General via www.justia.com Docket: 13-11492 Opinion Date: October 1, 2014 Judge: Wilson Areas of Law: Criminal Law, Immigration Law Petitioner sought review of the BIA’s dismissal of his appeal from the IJ’s order of removal under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii). Petitioner argued that his Florida state conviction for aggravated fleeing was not an…

Kraselsky v. Calderwood via www.justia.com Docket: 1130902 Opinion Date: October 17, 2014 Areas of Law: Trusts & Estates, Medical Malpractice, Injury Law Steven Kraselsky, personal representative of the estate of his deceased mother Marcia Kraselsky, sued Dr. Calderwood and Dr. Calderwood’s employer, Huntsville Clinic, alleging that Marcia died as a result of Dr. Calderwood’s order that…

Kirksey v. Johnson et al. Docket: 1130385 Opinion Date: October 17, 2014 Areas of Law: Constitutional Law, Trusts & Estates Bessie Kirksey appealed a probate court order vacating its order discharging Kirksey as administrator ad litem of the estate of Kirksey’s sister, Willie Mae Graves, deceased. Iris Johnson, Darryl Thomas, Dorothy McLemore, John McLemore, Jr.,…

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