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January 2, 2008

Split Seventh Circuit decision on an appeal waiver

A notable Seventh Circuit panel, composed of Chief Judge Easterbrook and Judges Posner and Wood, splits over enforcing a plea with an appeal waiver in US v. Sura, No. 05-1478 (7th Cir. Jan. 2, 2008) (available here).  Writing at great length for the majority, Judge Wood finds a way to let the defendant out of his plea.  Chief Judge Easterbrook is not impressed with the majority's work, and he minces few words in explaining why.

January 2, 2008 at 11:13 PM | Permalink


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