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13-5924 - USA v. Abdullahi Afyare, et al

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13-5924 - USA v. Abdullahi Afyare, et al
March 2, 2016
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OPINION filed : AFFIRMED the district court's judgments that "venture" as used in 18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)(2) means "sex-trafficking venture," and Federal Rule of Evidence 701(c) permits the court to exclude testimony introduced in a manner that implies or expresses some "specialized knowledge" beyond the normal abilities of lay witnesses or jurors.; REVERSED the district court's judgment that § 1591 applies only to sex trafficking of children, decision not for publication. Alice M. Batchelder, Circuit Judge (AUTHORING); Helene N. White, Circuit Judge and Sean F. Cox, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.