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Reese Appellee Brief as Filed

Reese Appellee Brief as Filed

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Published by David Codrea
Reese appeal highlights government evidence suppression, misconduct
Reese appeal highlights government evidence suppression, misconduct

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No. 13-2037
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In TheUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Tenth Circuit
 ________________ U
NITED
S
TATES OF
 A 
MERICA 
,
 Plaintiff-Appellant
,v.R
ICK 
R
EESE
,
 
T
ERRI
R
EESE
,
AND
R
 YIN
R
EESE
,
 Defendants-Appellees.
 ________________ 
 Appeal from the United States District Court for theDistrict of New MexicoDistrict Court No. CR-11-2294Robert C. Brack, United States District Judge
 _______________ 
Brief of Appellees
 ________________ 
Oral Argument is Requested
 ________________ R
OBERT
J.
 
G
ORENCE
H
ERBERT
W.
 
T
ITUS
*
 
G
ORENCE
&
 
O
LIVEROS
,
 
P.C.R
OBERT
J.
 
O
LSON
W
ILLIAM
J.
 
O
LSON
J
 ASON
B
OWLES
J
OHN
S.
 
M
ILES 
B
OWLES
L
 AW
F
IRM
J
EREMIAH
L.
 
M
ORGAN
W
ILLIAM
J.
 
O
LSON
,
 
P.CM
ICHAEL
C
ONNELLY 
370 Maple Avenue W., Suite 4
 
U.S.
 
J
USTICE
F
OUNDATION
 Vienna, VA 22180(703) 356-5070July 11, 2013*Attorney of Record Counsel for Appellees
Appellate Case: 13-2037 Document: 01019089961 Date Filed: 07/11/2013 Page: 1
 
TABLE OF CONTENTSPage
TABLE OF CASES AND OTHER AUTHORITIES................ivPRIOR RELATED APPEALS..................................vRESTATEMENT OF THE ISSUE PRESENTED FOR REVIEW......1RESTATEMENT OF THE CASE...............................1RESTATEMENT OF THE FACTS..............................8I.THE GOVERNMENTS STATEMENT OF FACTS ISFLAWED.........................................8II.THE GOVERNMENT SUPPRESSED POTENTIAL
GIGLIO
EVIDENCE...............................10 A.The Government’s November 2012 Motion for
InCamera
Review..............................10B.The Two Post-Conviction Hearings on Release andNew Trial...................................13C.The Reese Pros. Memo and the FBI May 2012 E-Mail........................................17III.THE GOVERNMENT MISSTATED THE
GIGLIO
CLAIM...................................18 A.The November 2012 Motion for
In Camera
Review.....................................18B.The January 28, 2013 Hearing on the Motion forNew Trial...................................20
i
Appellate Case: 13-2037 Document: 01019089961 Date Filed: 07/11/2013 Page: 2
 
IV.AFTER TRIAL THE GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTED TOMARGINALIZE BATTS AS A WITNESS..............23 A.The November 2012 Motion for
In Camera
Review..23B.The Government’s Response to the DefenseMotion for New Trial..........................24C.The Closing Arguments at Trial Tell a DifferentStory.......................................25SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT.................................27 ARGUMENTI.THE DISTRICT COURT DID NOT ERR INGRANTING THE DEFENSE MOTION FOR A NEWTRIAL..........................................33 A.Standard of Review...........................33B.The Standard Governing a Motion for a New TrialBased on the
 Brady
Rule.......................34C.The Government Has Invited this Court toErroneously Apply the Standard of Review........35II.THE DISTRICT COURT’S DECISION WAS WITHINITS SOUND DISCRETION, SUPPORTED FULLY BY THE FACTS IN THE RECORD AND INCOMPLIANCE WITH THE APPROPRIATE LEGALSTANDARDS....................................37 A.Deputy Batts Was a Major Government Witness....37
ii
Appellate Case: 13-2037 Document: 01019089961 Date Filed: 07/11/2013 Page: 3

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