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Mr. Kennedy has briefed and argued a substantial number of appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1992. Some of the more recent cases briefed and argued by Mr. Kennedy include the following: 


  • United States v. Barlese, CA 15-10269: sentence vacated and case remanded to district court for further proceedings.


  • In re Benvin, 791 F.3d 1096 (9th Cir. 2015) (writ of mandamus granted and reassignment to different judge on remand)


  • United States v. Aubrey, 800 F.3d 1115 (9th Cir. 2015) (conviction for misapplication upheld on appeal - acquitted of conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery relating to federal program funds)


  • United States v. French, 748 F.3d 922 (9th 2014) (money laundering convictions reversed; wire and mail fraud convictions upheld) (remand for re-sentencing and sentenced to probation as opposed to 9-11 year guideline range)


  • United States v. Kahre, 737 F.3d 554 (9th Cir. 2013) (conviction upheld; 6 year sentence as opposed to 20-25 year guideline range)


  • United States v. Sangalang, 2104 WL 2884553 (9th Cir. 2014) (convictions in two trials upheld in stash house sting cases)


  • United States v. Vasquez-Cruz, 692 F.3d 1001 (9th Cir. 2012) (sentence upheld)


  • United States v. Reginaldo Cortez-Delossantos, CA 11-10203 (new trial granted following conviction & dismissal upon remand)


  • United States v. Ruben de la Pena, CA 12-1079 (conviction vacated and remanded for evidentiary hearing on motions to suppress)

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