3rd Circ. Sets Precedent On Suppression Appeals

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT) -- In a precedent-setting opinion, the Third Circuit on Thursday ruled that parties must raise a suppression argument at trial in order for it to be preserved on appeal, shooting down an attempt in a Philadelphia criminal case to raise a new argument on appeal based only on the broader issue raised at trial.

The Third Circuit wrote that issues are broader than arguments because multiple arguments can be brought over one issue. To be reconsidered on appeal, the suppression argument itself and not just the issue...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Akeem Joseph

Case Number



Appellate - 3rd Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

October 2, 2012

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