John T. Floyd

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84 Month Sentence Vacated After Federal Judge Injects Personal Social Views, Grudge Over Change in “Old Neighborhood”
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84 Month Sentence Vacated After Federal Judge Injects Personal Social Views, Grudge Over Change in “Old Neighborhood”

Sentencing is a vital component of the federal criminal trial process. It demands fairness, impartiality, and justification by the judge imposing the sentence following a determination of guilt.
 
84 Month Guideline Sentence
 
Billy J. Robinson, Jr. was a…

Was the Dallas Shooting An Act of Domestic Terrorism?
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Was the Dallas Shooting An Act of Domestic Terrorism?

CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen understands the concept of terrorism, both from an international and domestic level. Author of “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorism,” succinctly defines terrorism as “acts of violence conducted against civilians for political…

Sentence for Distribution of Child Porn Vacated by Fifth Circuit
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Sentence for Distribution of Child Porn Vacated by Fifth Circuit

LimeWire is a file-sharing program that uses “peer-to-peer” (P2P) technology. LimeWire allows its users to share digital files through an Internet-based network called the “Gnutella network.” A LimeWire user can download any files located by LimeWire. When a user downloads…


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