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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Sellers

The Ninth Circuit (over a dissent) holds that district courts should more permissively allow discovery when a defendant claims that the government engaged in unconstitutional selective enforcement by subjecting him to a reverse stash house sting (a longstanding scheme in which confidential informants lure suspects into “robbing” a drug stash house that does not exist). Come for the majority’s discussion of burdens of proof, stay for the concurring opinion’s blistering criticism of the entire “tawdry and disreputable tactic.”


Tags: 2018, Criminal Law, Ninth Circuit, Selective Enforcement

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