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August 1, 2005

The yo-yo fun of limited Booker remands

Today the Seventh Circuit decided to publish its disposition in US v. Askew, No. 04-2539 (7th Cir. July 20, 2005), published (Aug. 1, 2005) (available here), which discusses exactly when a district court's statement satisfies the circuit's plain error Booker standard after a limited Paladino remand.  The decision in Askew is not especially significant legally, but I cannot help but be amused by the appellate yo-yo in this case resulting from the limited remand approach adopted in the Seventh Circuit in Paladino (and also by the Second, Ninth and DC Circuits).

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