Attorney James Whalen recently appeared at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Click here to listen to a recording of an oral argument where the sentencing judge didn’t make a specific finding as to how much drugs the defendant was responsible for. This is important because the 5th circuit decided a case on October 15th finding that a jury must make that finding beyond a reasonable doubt if a person is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence. James’s argument was that in light of the new case and no specific finding, then the defendant is entitled to a new sentencing hearing.