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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit posts two, late on Friday afternoon

Apparently these were posted long after the normal time on Friday, so I missed them. I felt bad until I checked and found that Findlaw missed them too (and still doesn't have them). But Doug Berman of Sentencing Law Blog picked right up on the Paladino decision - in an entry he titled "7th Circuit speaks on plain error (and follows Crosby)."

Both Friday's decision in Paladino and its decision in U.S. v. Lee involve the plain error rule ("In order to show plain error the defendant must establish, among other things, that the error 'affected substantial rights' — which is to say that it made the defendant worse off.") and should be reviewed by anyone following the impact of Booker.

USA v. Lee, Marcus (ND Ill.) [5 pp.]

USA v. Paladino, Robert D. (ND Ill.) [28 pp.]

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 26, 2005 01:32 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions