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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Next week's criminal law/procedure oral argument

Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to briefs and opinions below:

Monday, April 25

  • McNeill v. US: A federal law enhances sentences for certain defendants who have been previously convicted of three or more “serious drug offense[s],” which the statute defines as a drug offense with a maximum sentence of ten or more years. Does the statute require courts to consider the maximum sentence that was on the books when the crime was committed, or at the time of the present sentencing hearing?

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