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Monday, April 20, 2015

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today; and the AP stylebook on "pled"

In USA v. Kenneth Sandidge (ND Ind., Lozano), a 28-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

In December 2013, Appellant Kenneth Sandidge pled guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal, he raises four challenges to his sentence. He argues that the district court erred: (1) in applying a 4-level enhancement to his base offense level; (2) in denying him a 3-level reduction in his base offense level; (3) in imposing his federal sentence to run consecutively with an undischarged state sentence; and (4) in imposing a number of conditions of supervised release. For the reasons that follow, we affirm in part and vacate and remand in part. * * *

For the foregoing reasons, we AFFIRM the district court’s imposition of the 4-level “in connection with an-other felony” enhancement and its denial of the 3-level acceptance-of-responsibility reduction. We AFFIRM the district court’s imposition of a consecutive sentence. And we VACATE the conditions of supervised release and REMAND that portion of Sandidge’s sentence for resentencing consistent with this opinion.

ILB: "Appellant Kenneth Sandidge pled guilty" - the ILB would not have mentioned this except for the recent @APStylebook tweet:
AP Style tip: It's plead, pleaded, pleading. Do not use the colloquial past tense form, pled.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 20, 2015 06:31 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions