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January 16, 2008

Padilla subject to USSG terrorist enhancement

As highlighted in this effective Christian Science Monitor article from earlier this week, the guideline sentencing ranged faced by Jose Padilla and his co-defendants turns heavily on the potential application of a terrorism enhancement.  And, as now reported in this AP article, yesterday "U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke rejected defense arguments that there was little evidence linking Padilla, Adham Amin Hassoun and Kifah Wael Jayyousi to actual terrorist attacks or groups [and] found that enhanced terrorism penalties could be applied" under the guidelines.  This Los Angeles Times article provides more details about all the guideline determinations made by Judge Cooke yesterday.

UPDATE:  How Appealing collects additional Padilla sentencing media coverage here.

January 16, 2008 at 07:03 AM | Permalink

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