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Read my twitter @balazslaw for details now. Will update blog later today. Sent from my iPhone
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In 15 minute recess. Latest updates @balazslaw Twitter feed Sent from my iPhone
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Only in court. Sent from my iPhone
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This is not that uncommon, especially in the overburdened Eastern District of California court, which has one of the highest caseloads in the country. While experts have recommended that Congress should add six judge slots here, the Congressional deadlock has put that on ice for the last several years. So the delay is likely due to routine high caseloads and the judge's need to prepare a complex decision. If you want to blame anyone, look toward Republicans in Congress. I believe the attorneys will just wait this out rather than try to force her hand.
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Where do you see April 19? Its April 15.
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Youll have to scroll through and search for it, but all briefs should be on my blog here: http://edca.typepad.com/eastern_district_of_calif/schweder-marijuana-case/
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If Judge Mueller rules for the defense, I guarantee the government will file an appeal to the 9th Circuit. Before they appeal, the prosecuors will also likely ask Judge Mueller to reconsider. So any favorable defense ruling will be tied up in further litigation for quite some time.
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I believe theyve all been re sentenced already.
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No, the opinion will be filed electronically. The parties will receive an email notice with a link to download the decision. I will post it when I get it. There will not be any advance notice.
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My guess is that Judge Mueller intends to issue a written decision before March 11, and she set a status conference for that date to discuss with the parties how the case should proceed from there. Sent from my iPhone
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Within 30 days of yesterdays hearing Sent from my iPhone
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The judges decision is expected sometime after the 2/4 final arguments. Sent from my iPhone
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Yes, 2015. Thanks, Ill correct it.
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There is no clear answer to that question. In general, if an inmate's guidelines are reduced by the last crack cocaine guideline amendment and the mandatory minimum does not bar a reduction, he or she can file a request with the district court for a reduced sentence. But a reduction is not mandatory and depends on a variety of factors. Go to famm.org for more information.
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Which district court is that from?
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Judge Richard A. Jones, from the Western District of Washington
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A: Jan Karowsky. For the record, the jury hung on all charges against his client and the U.S. Attorney's Office later dismissed.
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Jul 19, 2010
Did she clerk with you Tim?
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Mar 15, 2010
I'm not much of a tech guy, but you should be able to add this blog to rss reader by clicking on subscribe to this blog's feed on my home page and then clicking on your type of rss reader.
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