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May 7, 2007

Yet another time with Ameline

A little Ninth Circuit opinion dealing with Ameline "limited remand" sentencing procedures produced three opinions today in US v. Fifield, No. 06-30171 (9th Cir. May 7, 2007) (available here).  The short opinions make for interesting reading, though I find it most notable that some Booker pipeline cases are still in the works a full 28 month after Booker was decided.  (If the Supreme Court does anything consequential in Claiborne and Rita, I suspect there will be similar pipeline problems.)

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I still have 5 Booker pipeline cases before the 9th Circuit. I have greater hopes for the Rita/Claiborne pipeline (which in the 9th, includes the Zavala pipeline), because the court has not suspended all sentencing cases (as was apparently done in the year between Blakely and Ameline), but has been continuing to decide them even if they concern issues which could be effected by Rita/Claiborne/Zavala.

Posted by: greg silvey | May 7, 2007 4:41:13 PM

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