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Tharpe v. Sellers (No. 17–6075) Petitioner Keith Tharpe moved to reopen his federal habeas corpus proceedings regarding his claim that the Georgia jury that convicted him of murder included a white juror, Barney Gattie, who was biased against Tharpe because he is black. The District Court denied the motion on the ground that, among other

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United States v. Jolon Carthorne (No. 16-6515) The defendant was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. At sentencing, the probation officer’s presentence report indicated that defendant was subject to the career offender enhancement, due in part to his prior conviction for Assault and Battery of a Police Officer

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Juniper v. Zook (No. 13-7) Anthony Juniper was convicted at trial for the murders of Keshia Stephens, along with Ms. Stephens’ brother, and her two daughters. The evidence at trial showed that Juniper and Stephens were involved in a tumultuous relationship. On the morning of the murders, Juniper went to Stephens’ apartment at approximately 10:20

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Kernan v. Cuero (No. 16-1468) Here, the Defendant was charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor, and he entered a guilty plea to both felonies. After the guilty plea proceeding, but before the Defendant had been sentenced, the prosecutor moved to amend the criminal complaint to reflect that the Defendant had two prior felonies, which

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