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April 26, 2006

Two interesting and intricate Ninth Circuit rulings

Though not dealing directly with sentencing issues, two criminal law decisions today from the Ninth Circuit caught my eye. Folks interested in a range of federal criminal justice issues may want to check out US v. Arreola, No. 04-10504 (9th Cir. Apr. 26, 2006) (available here) (discussing whether the language of 924(c)(1)(A) "defines two offenses or two means of committing a single offense"), and US v. Rosenthal, No. 03-10307 (9th Cir. Apr. 26, 2006) (available here) (discussing various issues in the course of reversing a conviction based on juror misconduct in a medical marijuana prosecution from California).

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Re: Rosenthal, interesting footnote (8) suggesting that if the court were not reversing anyway, it would uphold the below guidelines sentence (10 levels down) as reasonable.

Posted by: greg silvey | Apr 28, 2006 10:33:22 PM

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