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No. 10-4658
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United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT____________ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,v.IAN P. NORRIS,Appellant.____________ ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA____________ 
REPLY BRIEF FOR APPELLANT IAN P. NORRIS
____________ Christopher M. CurranJ. Mark GidleyEileen M. ColeClaire A. DeLelle701 Thirteenth Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20005(202) 626-3600
Counsel for Appellant Ian P. Norris
 
Case: 10-4658 Document: 003110450318 Page: 1 Date Filed: 02/25/2011
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageI. THE EVIDENCE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO SUSTAIN ACONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE 18 U.S.C. §§ 1512(b)(1) OR 1512(b)(2)(B)...................................................................................................1A. No Rational Jury Could Find An Agreement To CorruptlyPersuade Others To Influence Their Grand Jury Testimony................11. The Division’s Brief Fails To Identify SubstantialEvidence Establishing Specific Intent ........................................12. Evidence Of An Agreement Regarding MisleadingLawyers Or Investigators Does Not Preordain TheExistence Of An Agreement Regarding Grand JuryTestimony....................................................................................7B. No Rational Jury Could Find An Agreement To CorruptlyPersuade Others To Keep Documents From The U.S. GrandJury......................................................................................................11II. FUNDAMENTAL ERRORS IN THE JURY CHARGE WARRANTA NEW TRIAL..............................................................................................16A. The District Court Erred By Failing To Correctly Instruct TheJury On The Meaning Of “Corruptly Persuades”...............................16B. The District Court Erred By Requiring That The Jury Find OneOf The “Overt Acts” Alleged In The Indictment, But NotIdentifying Those Acts........................................................................22III. THE DISTRICT COURT ERRONEOUSLY PERMITTEDINVASIONS OF NORRIS’S ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE............25A. Norris Established The Attorney-Client Relationship........................25B.
Bevill
Does Not Override Norris’s Privilege ......................................28CONCLUSION........................................................................................................31
Case: 10-4658 Document: 003110450318 Page: 2 Date Filed: 02/25/2011
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCASE PAGE
Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States
,544 U.S. 696 (2005)....................................................................................
passimDirect Sales Co. v. United States
,319 U.S. 703 (1943)..........................................................................................8, 9
In the Matter of Bevill, Bresler & Schulman Asset Mgmt.
,805 F.2d 120 (3d Cir. 1986) ...................................................................28, 29, 30
In re Benun
,339 B.R. 115 (D.N.J. 2006)................................................................................30
In re Grand Jury Proceedings
,56 F.3d 1038 (10th Cir. 1998)............................................................................30
Pierre v. Attorney General
,528 F.3d 180 (3d Cir. 2008) ...........................................................................4, 14
United States v. Aguilar 
,515 U.S. 593 (1995)........................................................................................9, 10
United States v. Curran
,20 F.3d 560 (3d Cir. 1994) .................................................................................16
United States v. Farrell
,126 F.3d 484 (3d Cir. 1997) .......................................................................
passim
 
United States v. Flores
,968 F.2d 1366 (1st Cir. 1992).................................................................16, 20, 22
United States v. Floresca
,38 F.3d 706 (4th Cir. 1994)..................................................................................9
United States v. Hoffecker 
,530 F.3d 137 (3d Cir. 2008) ...............................................................................17
Case: 10-4658 Document: 003110450318 Page: 3 Date Filed: 02/25/2011

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