No. 12-31203.

735 F.3d 291 (2013)

United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Eugene THOMPSON, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

As Modified November 18, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Theodore R. Carter , III, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Kevin G. Boitmann , Assistant U.S. Attorney, Diane Hollenshead Copes, Esq. , Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Marion Dean Floyd, Esq. , Kenner, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before SMITH, DENNIS, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges.

JERRY E. SMITH, Circuit Judge:

Eugene Thompson, as a member of a six-person drug conspiracy, was convicted by a jury of violations of federal drug and gun laws. He appeals the denial of his Batson challenge and questions the sufficiency of the evidence. Finding no reversible error, we affirm.


Thompson faced four counts. He was charged in Count One with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 280 grams of...

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