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Criminal Practice – ‘Bright-line’ rule for compassionate release motions rejected (access required)

Where a detainee files a motion for compassionate release, it would be error for the district court to use a bright-line rule that accepts only the CDC’s highest risk conditions as a basis for grating the motion. Such a holding might fail to account for the complexities that may be presented in certain cases. Background On July ...

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