Justices Seek Solicitor General's Take On Reoffense-Risk Tool

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 4:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday invited the acting solicitor general to weigh in on an appeal brought by a man contending that the use of a tool that predicts possible recidivism in making sentencing decisions can violate defendants' due process rights.

The justices asked acting Solicitor General Noel John Francisco for the United States' take on the case of Eric L. Loomis, who says the Wisconsin Supreme Court erred by upholding his six-year prison sentence stemming from a drive-by shooting because the trial court relied on the results of an assessment called the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions...

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