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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Mitchell Johnson's Appeal Request

Posted: March 14, 2014 at 5 a.m.

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FAYETTEVILLE -- Jonesboro murderer Mitchell Scott Johnson's last hope for challenging his federal drug and gun convictions was dashed when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal.

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Appeal

A challenge to a previous legal determination. An appeal is directed toward a legal power higher than the power making the challenged determination. In most states and the federal system, trial court determinations can be appealed in appeals courts, and appeals court decisions can be appealed in a supreme court.

Source: Legal Information Institute

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