Mexican Man Pushes For Sentencing Change At High Court

By Matthew Bultman (November 20, 2015, 3:05 PM EST) -- A Mexican man challenging his 77-month prison sentence for returning to the U.S. after being deported told the U.S. Supreme Court this week there should be a presumption that a person's rights are affected when a court misapplies sentencing guidelines.

The high court agreed in October to hear the case of Saul Molina-Martinez, who is challenging a Fifth Circuit ruling that said his substantial rights weren't affected when a judge placed him in the wrong sentencing guideline range. Though the judge's mistake left him open to a longer sentence, the appeals court found no evidence that Molina-Martinez was harmed because the prison...

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