Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Janet C. Tung , Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., San Diego, CA, for defendant-appellant Christopher Ibarra-Pino.
Daniel E. Butcher , Assistant United States Attorney, San Diego, CA, for plaintiff-appellee United States.
Opinion by Judge BOLTON; Concurrence by Chief Judge KOZINSKI.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
BOLTON, District Judge:
Christopher Ibarra-Pino ("Ibarra") appeals from his conviction for importation of marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 952 and 960, and possession of marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). He contends, inter alia, that the district court erred by preventing him from presenting evidence of duress at trial and by refusing to give a jury instruction on a duress defense.1
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