December 7, 2009
Cert Granted in Sentencing Case
The case is Dillon v. United States, summarized as follows at ScotusBlog:
That case tests whether the federal Sentencing Guidelines are binding when a federal judge imposes a new sentence. The case will test whether the Supreme Court’s 2005 ruling in U.S. v. Booker, making the Guidelines advisory only, applies in a sentence modification proceeding. Review was granted even though the Court had previously refused to hear the same issue in a number of cases. The U.S. Solicitor General recommended a denial in this case, too.
ScotusBlog has links to the opinion below and the cert petition here.
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