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July 7, 2004

Down goes FSG, down goes FSG....

Proving he has a lot more energy than me, Jason Hernandez over at the Blakely Blog has a series of thoughtful posts about the DOJ materials. In addition, he has this breaking news that "United States District Judge Walter Smith, Jr., Chief District Judge of the Western District of Texas, [has] declared the Sentencing Guidelines unconstitutional." Apparently there is no written opinion yet, but I'll provide an update when able.

UPDATE: As the comments reveal, according to attorney Jay Baker, Judge Terry Kern of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma has also now held the guidelines unconstitutional.

P.S. I hope there are a few boxing fans out there who get the homage in the title of this post.

July 7, 2004 at 05:42 PM | Permalink

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Judge Terry Kern of the U.S. Dist.Ct. for the Northern District of Oklahoma has held the guidelines unconstitutional.
Jay Baker
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Posted by: Jay Baker | Jul 7, 2004 10:54:54 PM

I am a defense attorney in Chicago and a boxing fan (with a short ill-fated boxing career) and I really appreciate your site. I also get the "Down goes Frazier" reference by the noted attorney Howard Cosell. "Do you believe in miracles?" might also be appropriate. Thanks, Tom Leinenweber

Posted by: Thomas More Leinenweber | Jul 8, 2004 5:18:18 PM

Great comment, Thomas. Perhaps we should have a contest to find the best sports lines for the events unfolding in the federal courts. It's felt like a sporting event of sorts this week, that's for sure.

Posted by: Doug B. | Jul 8, 2004 9:35:41 PM

Thomas. Perhaps we should have a contest to find the best sports lines for the events unfolding in the federal courts.

Posted by: Robe de Cocktail Pas Cher | Dec 12, 2012 2:41:11 AM

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