United States v Bowers

Bowers appealed his contempt convictions and sentence. The panel affirmed. It held there was no error in ordering bowers to pay civil judgments against him as part of his supervised release because three judgments were entered against Bowers in the underlying trade secrets litigation and it is within the district court authority to require payment as a condition of supervised release. It held there was no abuse of discretion in denying Bower’s motion to disclose the referral from the civil litigation judge to the US Attorney’s office as it was not discoverable under Rule of Criminal Procedure 16 or federal statute. It finally rejected Bowers argument that hiss entice was illegal holding 18 USC 401(3) has no statutory maximum and thus his 15 month sentence was lawful.

In re Jones

Jones moved for permission to file a successive habeas petition. The panel denied the motion holding the rule Jones sought to apply to his case has not been made retroactive by the United States Supreme Court and thus a successive petition is not authorized.