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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, 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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