June 7, 2007
Putting sentencing theories into practice
This extended article in the Daily Report, the local legal paper, explains at length why I am now in Atlanta gearing up for an oral argument tomorrow. In addition, I just noticed today this AP article discussing the honorable veteran who also ended up as one of my clients.
Though I am obviously keeping busy, I am sure learning a lot about the realities of modern federal sentencing practices. I suppose I am doing a job job taking to heart Neal Katyal's terrifically interesting Harvard Law Review comment encouraging the legal academy to go practice.
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Douglas Berman had a neat post the other day at Sentencing Law Policy about an appeal he’s handling before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In the post Berman commented, “I suppose I am ... taking to heart Neal Katyal's terrifically interesting H... [Read More]
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Good luck tomorrow, Doug. As one who does federal criminal appeals almost full time, I'd love to hear about (and maybe discuss) your experience as a combination outsider and expert.
Posted by: Peter G | Jun 7, 2007 9:36:33 PM
I'm sure that you know about it, but I recommend reading Part II of Judge McKee's dissent in the Third Circuit's Grier case. 475 F.3d 556, 614-15. It contains an excellent discussion of exactly what Watts (a case you surely must confront) did and, more importantly, did NOT hold. It is very persuasive and explains that Watts is a much narrower case than it is widely purported to be.
Posted by: | Jun 7, 2007 10:12:22 PM
Welcome to the NFL, Professor.
I am an AUSA
Posted by: Percuriam | Jun 8, 2007 6:41:47 PM