To err is human; to forgive, divine; but to correct? Well ... after In re
Baptiste, No. 16-13959, _ F.3d _, 2016 WL 3752118 (I Ith Cir. July 13, 2016),
that's not something we do in this Circuit, when it comes to wrongly denied
inmates' requests for authorization to file a second or successive habeas petition.
So some inmates with sentences unconstitutionally enhanced under the Armed
Career Criminal Act may sit in prison for years beyond their constitutionally
authorized sentences. Though we deeply respect our colleagues, we think this is
Arnold Bennett said that "[a]ll wrong doing is done in the sincere belief that
it is the best thing to do." We do not doubt our colleagues' intentions in issuing
Baptiste. But their good intentions do not make their conclusions in that case, in
our view, any less wrong.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Rosenbaum/Jill Pryor: we're trying to be nice here but our colleagues are really really wrong
That's the message in this -- yet another Johnson -- concurrence (which Jordan did not join). From the intro and then the conclusion: