« Strong Scooter commentary around the blogosphere | Main | Senator Biden picking up Scooter Libby and Victor Rita parallels »

July 3, 2007

Ninth Circuit panel debates sentencing enhancement

Anyone seeking an interesting Scooter sentencing break can check out today's split Ninth Circuit panel decision in US v. Gonzales, No. 05-10543 (9th Cir. July 3, 2007) (available here).  The majority in Gonzales upholds a "district court's decision to impose a nine-level sentencing enhancement for reckless endangerment of the aircraft" over a lengthy dissent by Judge Tashima.  (Given the colorful facts described by the majority, I doubt President Bush will be reducing Salvador Gonzalez's sentence anytime soon.)

July 3, 2007 at 03:10 PM | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ninth Circuit panel debates sentencing enhancement:


Post a comment

In the body of your email, please indicate if you are a professor, student, prosecutor, defense attorney, etc. so I can gain a sense of who is reading my blog. Thank you, DAB