May 21, 2014

NEWS FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: “A U.S. appeals court has ordered a new sentencing for an immigration defendant after chiding the Justice Department for its handling of a prosecution in which it misinformed a trial judge about the facts of the case. . . . During appellate arguments this month, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit spent several minutes attempting to elicit a straightforward concession from Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter S. Smith that the Justice Department’s previous representations were plainly erroneous.”