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[07/11] US v. Salinas-Acevedo
Denying a petition for rehearing where the defendant was prevented from advancing an entrapment defense, distinguishing the facts from those of US v. Gendron, because the defendant failed to establish that a government agent requested, encouraged, or instructed a middleman to employ a specified improper inducement.

[07/10] P. v. Turner
Affirming the lower court's denial of a motion to suppress a firearm and methamphetamines uncovered in an inventory search when the defendant was arrested for leaving a restaurant and a motion to suppress evidence of the defendant's prior possession of the same type of ammunition that was introduced to impeach his specific testimony suggesting the evidence had been planted by the police.

[07/10] In Re Albert C.
Affirming the Court of Appeal's decision that a protocol designed to limit the detention of minors found incompetent to stand trial lacked the force of law and therefore did not violate due process.

[07/10] US v. Boyland
Denying the appeal of a judge convicted of 21 counts of public-corruption-related offenses, finding that subsequent decisions narrowing the interpretation of an 'official act' within the meaning of the federal bribery statute did not result in a plain error in the district court's instructions at trial.

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