Tuesday, December 04, 2007

U.S. v. Brooks (9th Cir. - Nov. 29, 2007)

Here's a good way to write an opinion that (1) does some good, and advises district courts (and prosecutors) to follow the law, but (2) refrains from reversing a conviction. Often times, the effort to accomplish (2) will utterly swamp the token effort at (1). But not here.

It's a well-written piece by Judge Guilford. Who's sitting by designation from the Central District.

Good job.