United States v. Menzor

Filing 920090203

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FILED United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS February 3, 2009 TENTH CIRCUIT Elisabeth A. Shumaker Clerk of Court UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. MARTIN SOTERO MENZOR, Defendant-Appellant. No. 08-1195 District of Colorado (D.C. No. 1:07-CR-00115-DME-1) ORDER AND JUDGMENT * Before LUCERO, MURPHY and McCONNELL, Circuit Judges. Defendant-Appellant Martin Menzor appeals his conviction for possession of a firearm or ammunition after prior conviction for a felony, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). The sole issue raised on appeal is that the Tenth Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction defining reasonable doubt, which was used in his case, unconstitutionally diminishes the proof required for conviction. As he recognizes in his brief, this argument is foreclosed by circuit precedent. United States v. After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously that oral argument would not materially assist in the determination of this appeal. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2); 10th Cir. R. 34.1(G). This case is therefore submitted without oral argument. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. It may be cited, however, for its persuasive value consistent with Fed. R. App. P. 32.1 and 10th Cir. R. 32.1. * Conway, 73 F.3d 975, 980 (10th Cir. 1995). The argument is presented solely for preservation of the issue for potential en banc or Supreme Court review. The judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado (Ebel, J., sitting by designation), is AFFIRMED. Entered for the Court, Michael W. McConnell Circuit Judge -2-

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