United States v. Chapman

2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8947 (2017)

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United States v. Chapman

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8947 (2017)

Facts

James Chapman (defendant) was charged with conspiracy to distribute and dispense various illegal drugs. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia instructed the jury that Bartow County and Cartersville were located in the Northern District of Georgia. The court thus effectively took judicial notice of the location of the county and town. Chapman was convicted. Chapman appealed, arguing that the jury instruction removed the issue of venue from the jury’s consideration, thus violating Chapman’s due-process rights.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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