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December 23, 2005

Happy Booker holidays from the circuit courts

As a fitting way to honor a Booker Festivus, today the circuit courts have wrapped up the pre-holiday week by issuing a bunch of sentencing opinions.  I have already seen notable decisions in the First, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits.

Since I have shopping to do, all I can do is note summarily that none of these rulings appears to be ground-breaking, but all of them continue to fill in a picture of a post-Booker federal sentencing universe that looks a lot like pre-Booker federal sentencing universe.  (Also, I can give a shout-out to the Eighth Circuit, because at this official opinion page you can quickly see the basics and find links easy links to its copious Booker work.)

UPDATELate in the day, the Second, Fifth and Tenth Circuits also issued notable sentencing opinions.  I suppose all the circuits have earned the right to take a long weekend off.

December 23, 2005 at 01:29 PM | Permalink


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