TITLE

MACHINEGUNNING REASON: SENTENCING FACTORS AND MANDATORY MINIMUMS IN United States v. O'Brien, 130 S. CT. 2169 (2010)

AUTHOR(S)
Scharf, William O.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2011, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p1131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the U.S. versus (v.) O'Brien case, which involved attempted armed robbery, and the controversy over where the role of the judge ends and that of the jury begins. It points at the mandatory minimum sentence and the sentence a judge can impose on a convicted defendant as the case's main issue. Its discussions include the use of a machine gun in furtherance of a crime of violence, and the cases Jones v. U.S., the Castillo v. U.S., and the Mc-Millan-Apprendi divide.
ACCESSION #
65052079

 

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