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January 17, 2007

NLJ coverage of Patrick Lett appeal

Though locked behind a subscription, Pamela MacLean has a terrific article in the National Law Journal about the upcoming Eleventh Circuit argument in the Patrick Lett case.  Here's a bit of the article about the case (in which, as detailed in posts linked below, I have been involved):

Reducing a five-year prison sentence to 11 days in a crack cocaine case gave a second chance to a veteran with an exemplary 17-year Army career, but also prompted prosecutors to challenge the crediting of military service in determining criminal sentences.  The question of whether, and to what extent, military service may be used to mitigate sentences will be the subject of arguments on Feb. 1 before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of 38-year-old Sergeant Patrick Lett.

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Who's on the panel for argument?

Posted by: Sam Heldman | Jan 17, 2007 4:36:42 PM

Per a friend on the 11th Circuit: Carnes, Pryor, and Farris (9th Circuit)

Posted by: anon | Jan 18, 2007 10:27:29 AM

Great work by Matthew Sinor, the law student/friend of D! Should be used as an example of how a 3L (or 1L/2L) can step forward to alert the Court of an error.

Posted by: Mark Palmer | Jan 26, 2007 12:54:03 PM

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