US v. Miller — criminal — affirmance — Restrepo
The Third Circuit on Friday affirmed in a white-collar criminal appeal, holding that the district court correctly applied the ‘investment adviser’ offense-level enhancement to an unregistered investment adviser. The court also found no plain error where the government promised to recommend a lower offense level and then repeatedly requested that level but also stated when pressured by the sentencing judge that a higher level would be reasonable. Finally, the court rejected the defendant’s challenge to the substantive reasonableness of his 120-month sentence. The opinion, Judge Restrepo’s first published opinion as a Third Circuit judge, is a model of directness and clarity.
Joining Restrepo were Fuentes and Chagares. The case was decided without oral argument.
“[A] model of directness and clarity,” perhaps so. But the formatting is off, isn’t it? Where are the classic CA3 margins?
It’s possible that’s deliberate. The formatting and typography overall are quite good.