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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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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

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