Friday, May 10, 2013

Seventh Circuit -- Royce Brown v. John F. Caraway

Habeas challenge to fundamentally defective sentencing enhancement can be made by using the "actual innocence" provision of the Habeas statute.  Faulty 'career offender' bump qualifies.

Circuit split flagged.

Recklessness' inclusion in arson statute makes it ineligible for career offender enhancement.  (Both enumerated and resuidual.)

Futility of making the collateral challenge under the present theory during initial Habeas review excuses waiver.

Royce Brown v.   John F. Caraway
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

Category tags above are sporadically maintained Do not rely. Do not rely. Do not rely.

Author's SSRN page here.