Tag: Acquitted Conduct Sentencing

When You’re Sentenced for a Crime That Even a Jury Agrees You Didn’t Commit

Even the Seventh Circuit itself, however, seemed uncomfortable with the outcome. Judge Frank Easterbrook, a prominent conservative jurist, all but signaled the justices to take up the matter in his majority opinion. “Despite this clear precedent, McClinton’s contention is not frivolous,” he wrote for the three-judge panel. “It preserves for Supreme Court review an argument […]

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