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Puckett v. United States
No. 07-9712

Title:

    Puckett v. United States

Subject:

    Criminal Law and Procedure, Sentencing, Plea Agreements

Question:

    I. Did the Fifth Circuit violate the doctrines set forth in Santobello v. New York, 404
    U.S. 257 (1971) when it applied a “plain error” standard of review to Defendant’s
    appeal based on the government’s admitted breach of the plea agreement and
    Defendant did not object to said breach at the time of sentencing?

    II. Even if “plain error” is the correct standard of review when a defendant does not
    object at sentencing to the Government’s breach of a plea agreement, did the Fifth
    Circuit err when it failed to find “plain error” was established when the breach of the
    plea agreement was admitted and the plea was obtained in exchange for clear
    promises that the Government failed to keep?

Decisions:

Resources:

  • Docket Sheet From the U.S. Supreme Court.

Briefs:

    Coming Soon
Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Lars Robert Isaacson
Lewisville, TX

For Respondent:

Elena Kagan
Solicitor General
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC



 

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