US v. Elonis — criminal — affirmance — Scirica
Last year, the Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit’s affirmance of Anthony Elonis’s conviction for making threats on Facebook. On remand, the court today affirmed again, holding that the error was harmless because the jury would have convicted him if it had been properly instructed.
Joining Scirica were McKee and Hardiman. Arguing counsel were Abraham Rein of Post & Schell for Elonis and Mark Levy for the government.
In re: Grand Jury Matter #3 — criminal / jurisdictional — dismissal — McKee
A divided Third Circuit panel today held that it lacked jurisdiction to hear an appeal from an order allowing the prosecution to show a grand jury privileged emails because, while the appeal was pending, the grand jury indicted the appellant.
Joining McKee was Scirica; Ambro dissented. Arguing counsel were Scott Resnik of New York for the appellant and Mark Dubnoff for the government.