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Three Items found at the Fifth Circuit; A Baseball Bat, a Mulligan and a Precedent

Honduran man caught illegally re-entering the U.S. from Mexico after 2012 deportation. Feds: His sentence should be enhanced as he was convicted in 2006 of beating his brother-in-law to death with a baseball bat in Missouri. Feds: His sentence should be enhanced as he was convicted in 2006 of beating his brother-in-law to death with a baseball bat in Missouri.
Fifth Circuit (panel): Our precedent requires us to declare that such a crime is not one of violence, so a sentence enhancement is inappropriat

A Honduran man caught illegally re-entering the U.S. from Mexico after 2012 deportation.

Feds: His sentence should be enhanced as he was convicted in 2006 of beating his brother-in-law to death with a baseball bat in Missouri.

Fifth Circuit (panel): Our precedent requires us to declare that such a crime is not one of violence, so a sentence enhancement is inappropriate.

 Fifth Circuit (en banc): “It is high time for this court to take a mulligan” on this issue, and we overrule 15 years of precedent.

Mulligan

A mulligan is a second chance to perform an action, usually after the first chance went wrong through bad luck or a blunder. 

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16 ACTIVE JUDGES HEAR EN BANC

WILLETT, DON R.

STEWART, CARL E.

SOUTHWICK, LESLIE H.

SMITH, JERRY E.

OWEN, PRISCILLA R.

OLDHAM, ANDREW “ANDY” S.

JONES, EDITH H.

HO, JAMES C.

HIGGINSON, STEPHEN A.

HAYNES, CATHARINA

GRAVES, JAMES E. (JR)

ENGELHARDT, KURT E.

ELROD, JENNIFER W.

DUNCAN, STUART K.

DENNIS, JAMES L.

COSTA, GREGG J.

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