Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Fifty Years of JusticeA History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James M. Denham

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060491

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060491.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

Contesting Sentencing Guidelines, the Patriot Act, Terrorism, and Cases Involving International Questions

Contesting Sentencing Guidelines, the Patriot Act, Terrorism, and Cases Involving International Questions

Chapter:
(p.341) 18 Contesting Sentencing Guidelines, the Patriot Act, Terrorism, and Cases Involving International Questions
Source:
Fifty Years of Justice
Author(s):

James M. Denham

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0018

This chapter deals with contesting the sentencing guidelines regime put in place decades earlier. The chapter begins with newly appointed Gregory Presnell’s questioning of the 1984 guidelines as established in 1984. The chapter analyses Presnell’s decisions while also examining the disparities of sentencing guideline for those convicted of possession of crack versus powder cocaine. The chapter then turns to the increasing unpopularity of the Patriot Act, and challenges of the act in the Middle District. U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez’s defence of the act is discussed. The chapter then turns the prosecution of one of the the Middle District’s most controversial defendants: University of South Florida engineering professor Sami Al-Arian, who was accused of funding and supporting terrorist acts while a professor. Several cases are included. A number of prosecutions of persons employing immigrant laborers in inhumane conditions are included. The cases of other foreign nationals charged with doing illegal business in the district are covered. Among these are cases involving illegal arms sales, international drug smuggling, money laundering, illegal importation of exotic animals, the illegal entry of war criminals into the U.S., and disputes involving conflicting international claims of treasure salvors.

Keywords:   Sentencing Reform Act, 1984, United States v. Booker (2005), United States v. Hamilton (2006), Sentencing guidelines, Fair Sentencing Act (2010), Patriot Act, Sami Al-Arian, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Trafficking in Victims Protection Act (2000), Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .