Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Learn from the Doctor, Portland Oregon Federal Defender What to Do for What He Calls the "Presumption of Reasonableness Virus" (PRV)

Check out the Ninth Circuit's blog by Portland Oregon Federal Defender Steve Sady addressing what he calls the Presumption of Reasonableness Virus (PRV) that has infected this and several other circuits. http://circuit9.blogspot.com/2006/02/guidelines-appeals-presumption-of.html

Also, NACDL has submitted an amicus brief in the First Circuit case addressing presumptive reasonableness that is now being considered en banc. See United States v. Lenny Jimenez-Beltre, No. 05-1268 (1st Cir. 2006) (en banc rehearing)

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