MJOA

(redirected from Motion for Judgment of Acquittal)
AcronymDefinition
MJOAMotion for Judgment of Acquittal
MJOAModified Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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108) The Court also denied that Rule 57(109) applied because Rule 29 provides for the length of time allowed to file a motion for judgment of acquittal and, therefore, governed the issue.
The majority next rejected the Petitioner's argument that the district court possessed an "inherent supervisory power" that allowed it to grant an untimely motion for judgment of acquittal.
Thus, the majority concluded that the district court lacked the authority to grant Carlisle's motion for judgment of acquittal that was filed one day after the time limit prescribed by Rule 29(c) had expired.
Justice Stevens dissented(155) from the majority opinion because he felt that the real question in this case was not whether a court can grant an untimely motion for judgment of acquittal, but instead whether the court can enter a judgment of acquittal when it believes that the defendant is legally innocent.
170) Justice Stevens agreed with the majority's conclusion that the Petitioner could not file the motion for judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29 on the eighth day; however, Stevens asserted that Rule 29 does not strip the court of its the authority to enter a judgment of acquittal sua sponte.
188) In addition, the opinion considered the possibility that an "Act of God" might preclude an innocent defendant from timely filing his motion for judgment of acquittal.
In Part A, this note asserts that the Court correctly found that the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure prohibit a trial court from granting an untimely motion for judgment of acquittal.
The Supreme Court correctly held that the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure prohibit a federal district court from granting a motion for judgment of acquittal filed after the expiration of the time limit embodied in Rule 29(c).
200) In Stevens, the defendant filed his motion for judgment of acquittal outside the seven-day time limit without prior authorization of the court.
Although the Court correctly determined that the Rules prohibit a district court from granting an untimely motion for judgment of acquittal, the Court erred when it denied that courts possess an inherent supervisory power to prevent legally innocent defendants from being convicted.
untimely post-trial motion for judgment of acquittal or may grant such a
Calderon,(244) the defendant filed a motion for judgment of acquittal several months after the expiration of the seven-day time limit.