Brief filed: 07/29/2019
Holguin-Hernandez v. United States
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 18-7739
Decision below 746 Fed.Appx. 403 (5th Cir. Dec. 27, 2018)
Congress abandoned the requirement of “excepting” to adverse trial court rulings because it serves no purpose in the modern era other than needlessly frustrating meaningful appellate review. Experience in the Fifth Circuit confirms that its post-sentence objection rule suffers from the same flaws as the discarded “exceptions” requirement. The Fifth Circuit’s rule does not enhance judicial decisionmaking. The Fifth Circuit’s rule thrwarts meaningful appellate review.
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