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Friday, May 25, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit examines right of allocution in case out of Illinois

The WSJ Law Blog highlights the 2-1, 7th Circuit decision today in a case out of Illinois, U.S. v. Billy Covington. The entry begins:

In this ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit wrestled with the question of whether a judge’s interruption during a bank robber’s meandering statement at his sentencing hearing amounted to an abridgment of his right to allocution.
(Thanks to Michelle Olsen@AppellateDaily for the heads up.)

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 25, 2012 01:38 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions