When Can You Be Convicted of a Crime That Is Not a Crime?

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This report discusses the case United States v. Melgar-Cabrera. A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (Tenth Circuit) recently upheld the murder conviction of the defendant who the court conceded had been "convicted of a crime that is not a crime."

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Doyle, Charles June 29, 2018.

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This report discusses the case United States v. Melgar-Cabrera. A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (Tenth Circuit) recently upheld the murder conviction of the defendant who the court conceded had been "convicted of a crime that is not a crime."

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Doyle, Charles. When Can You Be Convicted of a Crime That Is Not a Crime?, report, June 29, 2018; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1228559/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.