September 04, 2004

Indiana Courts - Federal district court for Northern Indiana rejects sentencing delay request

Readers may recall an entry August 3 reporting that the U.S. prosecutor for the ND Indiana was urging the federal district court judges for the Northern District of Indiana to stop sentencings until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling in the U.S. v. Booker. As reported today in the Munster Times:

HAMMOND -- The sentencing of a number of defendants in high profile public corruption and drug cases will carry on.

Chief Judge Robert Miller Jr., of the U.S. District Court of Northern Indiana, announced this week he is denying a request by U.S. Attorney Joseph Van Bokkelen and federal defense attorneys to stop all sentencings until the Supreme Court rules on the fairness of current sentencing guidelines.

Cheif Judge Miller's one paragraph denial, dated August 27th, is available here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi at September 4, 2004 07:36 AM