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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 04:30 AM

Mohamed Mohamud's lawyers petition U.S. Supreme Court to review conviction

Federal defenders are asking the U.S Supreme Court to review the conviction of Mohamed Osman Mohamud for trying to detonate a bomb during downtown Portland's holiday tree-lighting ceremony.

A federal appeals panel in December rejected Mohamud's argument of entrapment. While the three-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the federal government's conduct "quite aggressive at times,'' the judges concluded it fell short of a due process violation.

Mohamud's lawyers then petitioned for a review of the ruling by the full appellate court, but that was denied.

In a 40-page petition filed this summer with the nation's top court, Mohamud's lawyers argue that the case raises issues of national importance: the government's warrantless searches of Americans' electronic communications and the appellate court's ruling that found errors made during trial to be harmless.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/07/mohamed_mohamuds_lawyers_petit.html

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