Crickon v. Thomas, No. 08-35250 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Crickon v. Thomas, No. 08-35250

In a drug prosecution, a denial of petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where the Bureau of Prisons failed to provide a rational explanation for its regulations categorically excluding prisoners with certain prior convictions from early release eligibility.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted February 2, 2009

Filed August 25, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Rawlinson

Counsel

For Petitioner:

Stephan R. Sady, Chief Deputy Federal Public Defender, Portland, OR

For Respondent:

Suzanne A. Bratis, Assistant United States Attorney, Portland, OR