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US v. Taylor, No. 07-4013

By FindLaw Staff on June 26, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in declaring a mistrial during defendant's first jury trial; 2) defendant ineffective assistance of counsel argument fails as he did not make the requisite showing of prejudice; and 3) the district court did not err during the second trial by admitting into evidence the witness's statement to the officer. 

Read US v. Taylor, No. 07-4013

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Argued February 17, 2009
Decided June 26, 2009

Before POSNER, KANNE, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by KANNE, Circuit Judge.

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