Monthly Archives: December 2016
Posted on December 22, 2016
Attorney Seema Ahmad with the FPD-CDCA (also Chair on the Muslim Public Affairs Council Board of Directors) talks about using our platforms as a megaphone and working together to become the best for a country filled with people from all walks of life...
Posted on December 14, 2016
A federal jury on December 14, 2016 found that our client, a 42-year old homeless man, was not guilty of assaulting security guards at a Social Security Office in Los Angeles. The verdict came after video footage at trial revealed that our client did not attack the officers first. Security guards testified that our client spit at them, and approached them first with an assaultive stance. The guards also alleged part of the assault occurred after they took our client down to the ground, because […]..
Posted on December 12, 2016
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Shaw v. United States. Deputy Federal Public Defender Koren Bell argued this case before the Supreme Court on October 4, 2016. The Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s judgment which had upheld Shaw’s conviction and sent the case back to the Ninth Circuit to consider whether the jury instructions were lawful. The Court agreed with our argument that the bank fraud requires the intent to deprive the bank of something of value. It is not enough–as […]..