It is enough to make you defenestrate your lunch. By going beyond the exigible using supererogatory vocabulary, Judge Selya just took the simple matter of appealing a plea bargain and made it far more complicated.
Glen Rivera-Orta pleads guilty to leading a drug ring. The plea calls for a few levels of enhancement and a downward departure. The judge sentences him to the nadir of the range. Like many defendants, he suffers buyers’ remorse shortly thereafter and tries to appeal. Only, he waived the right to appeal as part of the deal itself.