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August 17, 2007

More of the usual from the Seventh and Eighth Circuits

Friday brings no rest for those weary of circuit rulings against defendants on sentencing issues.  The opinion pages for the Seventh Circuit and Eighth Circuit today reveal a slew of new sentencing rulings, all of which appear to reject the defendants' contentions.  A quick skim suggest that not much new ground is broken in all these new opinions.

Among the group is this Eighth Circuit decision holding that a "prior Missouri conviction for first-degree tampering with an automobile is a 'violent felony' within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. ยง 924(e)(1)."  Parents should remember this ruling next time their kids are messing with controls in their car.  Now they can can shout, "Hey, kids, stop that ... you're committing a violent felony!"

August 17, 2007 at 01:39 PM | Permalink

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