Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Snipes: No interlocutory appeal of venue

In U.S. v. Snipes, No. 08-10114 (Jan. 8, 2008), the Court dismissed a defendant’s interlocutory appeal. The defendant sought to appeal, prior to trial, the venue in his case. The Court noted that an order pertaining to venue is effectively reviewable after entry of judgment, citing U.S. v. Campa, 459 F.3d 1121 (11th Cir. 2006). Venue claims are unlike cases involving the right not to be subjected to double jeopardy and similar rights which would be lost by going to trial.