United States v. Joseph Jones, Desmond Thurston & Antwuan Ball

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Federal Defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital in support of appellants, urging reversal.

Brief filed: 01/16/2013

Documents

United States v. Joseph Jones, Desmond Thurston & Antwuan Ball

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 08-3033 (consolidated with Nos. 10-3108 & 11-3031)

Argument(s)

The holding in Watts does not govern the Sixth Amendment issues presented here. A defendant’s sentencing guideline calculation should be based solely on the crime of conviction.

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Author(s)

Jeffrey T. Green, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC; Timothy O’Toole, Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC; Sarah S. Gannett, Philadelphia, PA for the National Association of Federal Defenders; and Arthur B. Spitzer, ACLU of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC.