USA v. Nabila Mahbub


OPINION and JUDGMENT filed : The district court s denial of Mahbub s Batson challenge is REVERSED, and the case is REMANDED to the district court for a proper determination of whether there is an inference that the government engaged in purposeful discrimination, and, if so, the district court must proceed to the subsequent steps of the Batson inquiry to determine whether a new trial is warranted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the district court is AFFIRMED in every other respect. Decision for publication. Damon J. Keith (AUTHORING), Eric L. Clay, and Jane Branstetter Stranch, Circuit Judges.

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Case: 14-1499 Document: 40-1 Filed: 03/29/2016 Page: 1 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT Deborah S. Hunt Clerk 100 EAST FIFTH STREET, ROOM 540 POTTER STEWART U.S. COURTHOUSE CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202-3988 Tel. (513) 564-7000 Filed: March 29, 2016 Ms. Stephanie M. Gorgon Office of the U.S. Attorney 211 W. Fort Street, Suite 2001 Detroit, MI 48226 Ms. Elizabeth L. Jacobs 615 Griswold Suite 1125 Detroit, MI 48226 Re: Case No. 14-1499, USA v. Nabila Mahbub Originating Case No. : 2:10-cr-20014-16 Dear Counsel, The court today announced its decision in the above-styled case. Enclosed is a copy of the court's opinion together with the judgment which has been entered in conformity with Rule 36, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Yours very truly, Deborah S. Hunt, Clerk Cathryn Lovely Deputy Clerk cc: Mr. David J. Weaver Enclosures Mandate to issue.

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