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May 19, 2005

Booker, Crawford, Ex Post Facto, oh my...

Thanks to this post over at Appellate Law & Practice, I am channeling Dorothy in expressing my excitement (and trepidation) over the opinion from the First Circuit today in US v. Molina, No. 03-1625 (1st Cir. May 19, 2005) (available here). 

Molina provides us with nearly 50 pages of fine prose from Circuit Judge (have-your-dictionary-handy) Bruce Selya.  The ground covered, in the words of AL&P, is "a bonanza of Confrontation Clause, Ex Post Facto, and Booker stuff."   From a quick read, I see some notable dicta in the Booker and Ex Post sections, though I will have to look up the words "salmagundi," "gallimaufry," and "asseverate" before I can be sure I haven't missed some important nuances. 

Who says the law and blawg content isn't populist?!?  Happy reading.

May 19, 2005 at 05:01 PM | Permalink


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I thought you Harvard and Princeton types used that kind of language all of the time! It is nice to know that inside you are really one of the gallimaufry of "little people."

Posted by: doug | May 19, 2005 5:32:54 PM

Oh No not good.

Posted by: Fred Dawes | May 19, 2005 6:10:21 PM

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