After months of dropping hints, the 3rd Circuit made an explicit announcement Thursday regarding dozens of pending criminal appeals in which defendants have challenged their sentences in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's January decision that converted the sentencing guidelines from mandatory to advisory. The bottom line: All of the cases in the appellate pipeline at the time of the Court's decision in United States v. Booker will be sent back to the district courts for resentencing.
3rd Circuit Says Resentencing Required in Post-'Booker' Appeals
The Legal Intelligencer
May 2, 2005
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