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February 15, 2006

Ninth Circuit affirms identical alternative sentence

The Ninth Circuit today affirmed the imposition of an "alternative" sentence identical to a guideline sentence imposed during the Blakely-Booker interregnum in US v. Knows His Gun, No. 04-30302 (9th Cir. Feb. 15, 2006) (available here).  Though one cannot help but conjure up bad jokes about fate (or the Vice President) based on the name of the defendant in Knows His Gun, the case merits a serious read by anyone dealing with interregnum sentences in the Ninth Circuit.  (Also, for the record, Knows His Gun was convicted of a sexual offense, not a firearm offense.)

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