TN – US v Huff – Appeal docket

Darren does not believe that he is getting the proper support from his attorney. However, he may not appreciate what issues may be raised on appeal. If Darren had listened to me and kept his big mouth shut, he would be in far less troubles right now.

Sure, 48 months in Federal Prison is quite a sentence but Darren set himself up for this by bragging about what he and his buddies were planning.

So the first lawyer withdraws and his withdrawal is granted, then Darren gets into a pissing match with his new lawyer, insisting that the lawyer pursues avenues not relevant to appeal and eventually requests that council is removed. The court refuses to do so. The appeal is based on constitutionality issues, second amendment issues (which were apparently not raised in the original court), vagueness and various others. Perhaps one may stick?… So far, unless the court rules the law itself to be overly vague, outlook for Darren is not good.

Darren tries to argue that since he had a conceal carry permit from the State of TN, there was no Federal Jurisdiction even when he transported his firearm across state lines with the intent to use it illegally in a civil disturbance, claiming 2nd amendment rights… (The statute  prohibits a person from transporting a firearm in commerce with the knowledge or intent that it “will be used unlawfully in furtherance of a civil disorder.” 18 U.S.C. § 231(a)(2)). That’s not going to do to well, I believe.

Court of Appeals Docket #: 12-5581 Docketed: 05/22/2012
USA v. Darren Huff
Appeal From: Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville
Fee Status: In Forma Pauperis

Case Type Information:
     1) Criminal
     2) Direct Criminal
     3) null
Originating Court Information:
     District: 0649-3 : 3:10-cr-00073-1
     Court Reporter: Emily Alvarez
     Court Reporter: Lynda Clark
     Court Reporter: Donnetta Kocuba
     Court Reporter: Jimmie Jane McConnell
     Court Reporter: Jolene Owen
     Court Reporter: Kristin Schultz
     Trial Judge: Thomas A. Varlan, U.S. District Judge
     Date Filed: 05/25/2010
     Date Order/Judgment:      Date NOA Filed:
     05/17/2012      05/17/2012
Prior Cases:
     None
Current Cases:
     None
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Plaintiff – Appellee
Jeffrey E. Theodore, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Direct: 865-545-4167
[COR LD NTC Government]
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Firm: 865-545-4167
800 Market Street
Suite 211
Knoxville, TN 37902Arthur William Mackie, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Direct: 865-545-4167
[COR NTC Government]
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Firm: 865-545-4167
800 Market Street
Suite 211
Knoxville, TN 37902Luke A. McLaurin
Direct: 865-545-4167
[COR NTC Government]
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Firm: 865-545-4167
800 Market Street
Suite 211
Knoxville, TN 37902
v.
DARREN WESLEY HUFF (#32789-074)
Defendant – Appellant
Gerald L. Gulley, Jr.
Direct: 865-934-0753
[COR LD NTC CJA Appointment]
Gulley Oldham
706 Walnut Street
Suite 302
Knoxville, TN 37901-0158Darren Wesley Huff
[NTC Pro Se]
F.C.I. Texarkana
P.O. Box 7000
Texarkana, TX 75505

UNITED STATES OF AMERICAPlaintiff – Appelleev.

DARREN WESLEY HUFF

Defendant – Appellant.

05/22/2012 Open Document
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Criminal Case Docketed. Notice of appeal filed by Appellant Darren Wesley Huff. Transcript needed: y. (BLC)
05/22/2012 The case manager for this case is: Bryant Crutcher: 513-564-7013. (BLC)
05/29/2012 Open Document
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APPEARANCE filed for Appellee USA by Jeffrey E. Theodore. Certificate of Service: 05/29/2012. (JET)
05/29/2012 Open Document
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APPEARANCE filed for Appellee USA by A. William Mackie. Certificate of Service: 05/29/2012. (AWM)
05/29/2012 Open Document
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Appellant MOTION filed by G. Scott Green for Darren Wesley Huff for G. Scott Green to withdraw as counsel for Appellant Darren Wesley Huff. Certificate of service: 05/29/2012. (BLC)
06/04/2012 Open Document
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ORDER filed GRANTING motion to withdraw as counsel [4624984-2] filed by G. Scott Green. Substitute counsel shall be appointed under the Criminal Justice Act. (BLC)
06/08/2012 Open Restricted Document
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Pre-sentence report filed. (KAL)
07/16/2012 Open Document
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LETTER SENT to appoint Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff, under the Criminal Justice Act. The appearance form and the transcript order forms are to be electronically filed by 07/30/2012. (KAL)
07/17/2012 Open Document
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APPEARANCE filed for Appellant Darren Wesley Huff by Gerald L. Gulley, Jr.. Certificate of Service: 07/17/2012. (GLG)
07/26/2012 Open Document
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TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff; transcript ordered on 07/26/2012 from Court Reporter Ms. Donnetta Kocuba. [4660681-2] Certificate of Service: 07/26/2012. (GLG)
08/14/2012 Open Document
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LETTER SENT by to Court Reporter Ms. Donnetta Kocuba, regarding transcript related matter: [4660681-2]. Response due by 08/24/2012. (MRS)
08/17/2012 TRANSCRIPT ORDER financial arrangements confirmed by Ms. Donnetta Kocuba for Document [4660681-2] transcript filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. and Ms. Donnetta Kocuba in 12-5581. Date Made:10/18/2025; Est. pp.: 600. (MRS)
08/20/2012 Open Document
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NOTIFICATION: Letter from defendant to counsel requesting copies of transcripts once completed. (BLC)
08/23/2012 Open Document
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TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff; transcript ordered on 08/17/2012 from Court Reporter Ms. Lynda Clark. [4678991-2] Certificate of Service: 08/23/2012. (GLG)
08/27/2012 TRANSCRIPT ORDER financial arrangements confirmed by Ms. Lynda Clark for Document [4678991-2] transcript filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. and Ms. Lynda Clark in 12-5581. Date Made:08/20/2012; Est. pp.: 56. (MRS)
09/19/2012 TRANSCRIPT ORDER completed by Court Reporter Ms. Lynda Clark for Document [4678991-2] transcript filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. and Ms. Lynda Clark in 12-5581. Date Hearing Held: 10/12/10. Per notice from the DC. (MRS)
09/25/2012 Open Document
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TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff; transcript ordered on 09/21/2012 from Court Reporter Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell. [4700126-2] Certificate of Service: 09/25/2012. (GLG)
09/27/2012 TRANSCRIPT ORDER completed by Court Reporter Ms. Donnetta Kocuba for Document [4660681-2] transcript filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. and Ms. Donnetta Kocuba in 12-5581. Date Hearing Held: 10/18-21/12. Per notice from the DC. (MRS)
09/28/2012 CJA-24 Voucher sent to the Administrative Office. Payment made to Ms. Lynda Clark on voucher number, 120927000028, in the amount of $186.15. (CF)
10/05/2012 TRANSCRIPT ORDER financial arrangements confirmed by Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell for Document [4700126-2] transcript filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. and Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell in 12-5581. Date Made:09/21/2012; Est. pp.: 20. (MRS)
10/05/2012 TRANSCRIPT ORDER completed by Court Reporter Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell for Document [4700126-2] transcript filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. and Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell in 12-5581. Number of Pages: 14. Date Hearing Held: 5/3/10. Per notice from the CR. (MRS)
10/05/2012 Open Document
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BRIEFING LETTER SENT setting briefing schedule: appellant brief due 11/19/2012;. appellee brief due 12/20/2012. (BLC)
10/08/2012 Open Document
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MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to hold case in abeyance. Certificate of Service: 10/08/2012. [Request to hold briefing in abeyance due to outstanding transcripts] –[Edited 10/10/2012 by BLC] (GLG)
10/10/2012 Open Document
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LETTER SENT to hold briefing in abeyance pending the completion of outstanding transcripts. (BLC)
10/15/2012 Open Document
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NOTIFICATION filed by Mr. Darren Wesley Huff for Darren Wesley Huff regarding : Letter from defendant addressed to counsel Gulley regarding nonreceipt of transcripts, etc. (BLC)
10/29/2012 Open Document
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NOTIFICATION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff regarding Completed Filing of Transcripts. Certificate of Service: 10/29/2012. (GLG)
10/30/2012 Open Document
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BRIEFING LETTER SENT setting briefing schedule: appellant brief due 12/12/2012;. appellee brief due 01/14/2013. (BLC)
11/09/2012 CJA-24 Voucher sent to the Administrative Office. Payment made to Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell on voucher number, 121108000028, in the amount of $47.45. (CF)
11/09/2012 CJA-24 Voucher sent to the Administrative Office. Payment made to Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell on voucher number, 121108000031, in the amount of $30.60. (CF)
11/09/2012 CJA-24 Voucher sent to the Administrative Office. Payment made to Ms. Donnetta Kocuba on voucher number, 121108000036, in the amount of $208.05. (CF)
11/09/2012 CJA-24 Voucher sent to the Administrative Office. Payment made to Ms. Donnetta Kocuba on voucher number, 121108000039, in the amount of $2156.90. (CF)
11/09/2012 CJA-24 Voucher sent to the Administrative Office. Payment made to Ms. Jimmie Jane McConnell on voucher number, 121108000040, in the amount of $12.60. (CF)
12/12/2012 Open Document
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MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to extend time to file brief. Certificate of Service: 12/12/2012. (GLG)
12/13/2012 Open Document
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LETTER SENT granting–IN PART– motion to extend time to file brief [4753680-2] filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr., resetting briefing schedule: appellant brief now due 01/11/2013. appellee brief now due 02/11/2013. (BLC)
12/17/2012 Open Document
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Appellant LETTER filed to appoint to replace as counsel for Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. Letter from Darren Wesley Huff. (BLC)
01/04/2013 Open Document
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RESPONSE in opposition filed regarding a letter to appoint replacement counsel, [4762413-2]; previously filed by Darren Wesley Huff in 12-5581. Response from Attorney Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Appellant Darren Wesley Huff Certificate of Service:01/04/2013. (GLG)
01/11/2013 Open Document
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MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to extend time to file brief. Certificate of Service: 01/11/2013. (GLG)
01/14/2013 Open Document
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LETTER SENT granting–IN PART– motion to extend time to file brief [4771856-2] filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr., resetting briefing schedule: appellant brief now due 01/25/2013. appellee brief now due 02/25/2013. FINAL EXTENSION for appellant’s brief. (BLC)
01/17/2013 Open Document
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Supplemental pleading filed. Letter from defendant complaining of performance of counsel. (BLC)
01/24/2013 Open Document
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TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff; transcript ordered on 01/24/2013 from Court Reporter Ms. Kristin Schultz. [4779665-2] Certificate of Service: 01/24/2013. (GLG)
01/24/2013 Open Document
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MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to hold case in abeyance. Certificate of Service: 01/24/2013. (GLG)
01/28/2013 Open Document
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LETTER SENT to hold briefing in abeyance pending completion of additional transcripts ordered. (BLC)
03/15/2013 TRANSCRIPT ORDER completed by Court Reporter Ms. Kristin Schultz for Document [4779665-2] transcript filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. and Ms. Kristin Schultz in 12-5581. Date Hearing Held: 05/15/2012. Per notice from the DC. (MRS)
03/22/2013 Open Document
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BRIEFING LETTER SENT setting briefing schedule: appellant brief due 05/06/2013;. appellee brief due 06/06/2013. The defendant’s requests for replacement counsel are denied. (BLC)
04/23/2013 CJA-24 Voucher sent to the Administrative Office. Payment made to on voucher number, 1130401000012, in the amount of $386.90. (CF)
05/07/2013 [DEFECTIVE FILING; CORRECTION NEEDED] [Counsel is directed to refile as a motion to extend time to file brief. The corrected motion is due 5/8/13] –[Edited 05/08/2013 by BLC] MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff for to Allowing Filing of Brief Instanter or, in the alternative, to Allow Late Filing of Brief. Certificate of Service: 05/07/2013. (GLG)
05/07/2013 [DISREGARD. See corrected brief] –[Edited 07/19/2013 by BLC] APPELLANT BRIEF filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff. Certificate of Service:05/07/2013. Argument Request: requested. (GLG)
05/08/2013 Open Document
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MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to extend time to file brief. Certificate of Service: 03/08/2013. (GLG)
05/09/2013 Open Document
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LETTER SENT granting motion to file appellant’s brief out of time [4852404-2] filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. (BLC)
06/03/2013 Open Document
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MOTION filed by Mr. Jeffrey E. Theodore for USA to extend time to file brief. Certificate of Service: 06/03/2013. (JET)
06/04/2013 Open Document
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APPEARANCE filed for Appellee USA by Luke A. McLaurin. Certificate of Service: 06/04/2013. (LAM)
06/04/2013 Open Document
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LETTER SENT granting motion to extend time to file brief [4870230-2] filed by Mr. Jeffrey E. Theodore, resetting briefing schedule: appellee brief now due 07/08/2013. (BLC)
07/02/2013 Open Document
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CORRECTED Appellant BRIEF filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff. Certificate of Service:07/02/2013. Argument Request: requested. (GLG)
07/03/2013 Open Document
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LETTER SENT resetting briefing schedule: appellee brief now due 07/17/2013. (BLC)
07/17/2013 Open Document
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APPELLEE BRIEF filed by Mr. Luke A. McLaurin for USA. Certificate of Service:07/17/2013. Argument Request: requested. (LAM)
07/22/2013 EXHIBIT FILED by Mr. Jeffrey E. Theodore for USA consisting of 4 copies of DVD exhibits; Suppression Exhibit 3, Trial Exhibit 9, Trial Exhibit 40. (BLC)
08/05/2013 [DEFECTIVE FILING; CORRECTION NEEDED] [Counsel is directed to refile using the docketing event entry “extend time to file brief” . The corrected motion is due 08/06/13] –[Edited 08/05/2013 by BLC] MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to extend time for filing reply brief. Certificate of Service: 08/05/2013. (GLG)
08/05/2013 Open Document
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[DEFECTIVE FILING; CORRECTION NEEDED] [Counsel is directed to refile using the docketing event entry “extend time to file brief” . The corrected motion is due 08/06/13] –[Edited 08/05/2013 by BLC] MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to extend time for filing reply brief. Certificate of Service: 08/05/2013. (GLG)
08/05/2013 Open Document
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MOTION filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Darren Wesley Huff to extend time to file brief. Certificate of Service: 08/05/2013. (GLG)
08/09/2013 Open Document
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LETTER SENT granting motion to extend time to file brief [4911444-2] filed by Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr., resetting briefing schedule. The reply brief is now due 8/16/13. (BLC)
09/11/2013 Open Document
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LETTER filed by Mr. Luke A. McLaurin for USA communicating dates of unavailabilty for oral argument: November 22, 2013 through December 6, 2013. Certificate of Service: 09/11/2013. (LAM)
12/17/2013 Open Document
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Oral argument date set for 9:00 AM Thursday, January 30, 2014. Notice of argument sent to counsel on 12/17/2013. (MCP)
12/17/2013 Open Document
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Oral argument acknowledgement filed by Attorney Mr. Luke A. McLaurin for Appellee USA. Certificate of Service: 12/17/2013. (LAM)
12/17/2013 Open Document
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Oral argument acknowledgement filed by Attorney Mr. Gerald L. Gulley, Jr. for Appellant Darren Wesley Huff. Certificate of Service: 12/17/2013. (GLG)