Judge Edward E. Carnes, who in a 2003 decision revealed a fondness for boxer Roberto Duran, laced up his own gloves this week to defend the 11th Circuit's interpretation of the new federal sentencing rules. In a blistering 43-page solitary opinion agreeing with the full court's vote not to reconsider an earlier sentencing decision, Carnes on Tuesday lashed out at criticism from 11th Circuit colleagues Gerald B. Tjoflat and Rosemary Barkett and 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner.
11th Circuit Judge Stands Ground on Sentencing Rules
April 21, 2005
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