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New SCOTUScast: Peugh v United States

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by SCOTUScaster
Posted March 05, 2013, 5:42 PM

On February 26, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Peugh v United States.   The question in this case is whether a court violates the Constitution’s prohibition on ex post facto laws by using the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines in effect at the time of a defendant’s sentencing rather than those in effect at the time of the underlying offense, when the newer Guidelines create a significant risk that the defendant will receive a longer sentence.

To discuss the case, we have Carissa Byrne Hessick, a professor at Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law.

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