Judge Randa Ruling on Thompson Bail Request
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Case No. 06-CR-20
Before the Court is the defendant, Georgia Thompson’s ("Thompson"), motion
for Bail Pending Appeal. Having read the parties’ briefs and reviewed the record, the Court
rules as follows. Thompson’s motion is denied.
Thompson brought this motion pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3143. The only applicable
standard in the statute for the Court’s consideration based on these facts was whether her appeal
raises a substantial question of law likely to result in a reversal of her conviction or a new trial.
(18 U.S.C. § 3143(b)(B)(i)(ii))
Thompson has failed in her effort to identify a substantial question of law that
would produce the result or results necessary to impose a stay on the execution of her sentence.
Thompson challenges only one of her two counts of conviction and in so doing relies upon Fifth
Circuit precedent which this Court considered in earlier rulings and rejected as contrary to the
standard in the Seventh Circuit.
Because Thompson has failed to show the likelihood that all counts of conviction
are subject to reversal or a new trial, and because the Fifth Circuit precedent upon which
Thompson essentially relies upon is not the law of this Circuit, the motion is, as stated,
Dated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this 26th day of October, 2006.
s/ Rudolph T. Randa
HON. RUDOLPH T. RANDA