United States v Castro-Gomez

Castro-Gomez appealed his sentence arguing his Illinois attempted murder conviction was not a violent felony for guidelines purposes. The panel affirmed. It held that whatever the outcome would be if the past conviction was murder, Illinois’ attempted murder statute tracks the generic requirement of attempted murder by requiring intent to kill. Thus, the enhancement was proper and the sentence was also proper.

United States v Cordoba

Cordoba appealed the denial of his motion to suppress. The panel reversed. It held the affidavit filed in support of the warrant application contained no information connecting Cordoba or the house to be searched to any drug transactions and thus reliance on the warrant here was objectively unreasonable.