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December 4, 2006

Cert denied in Angelos mandatory minimum case

SCOTUSblog provides this link to today's Order List from the Supreme Court, and I noticed that the Court has denied cert in the Weldon Angelos case.  Angelos is the first offender who, because of federal mandatory minimums, was sentenced to 55 years' imprisonment (begrudgingly) by federal District Judge Paul Cassell for a series of marijuana sales. SCOTUSblog had the Angelos case is on their "petitions to watch," but the Court has now taken a pass.  Of course, Weldon Angelos can, and likely will, still pursue some of his legal claims though a federal habeas action.

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UPDATE:  The AP has this brief report on the denial of cert in Angelos.

MORE:  The Salt Lake Tribune has this extended piece on the Angelos case.

December 4, 2006 at 11:08 AM | Permalink


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