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Rand Paul attacker’s attorney appeals to Supreme Court

November 12, 2019
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Rene Boucher, center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney Matt Baker, left, at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, Ky. Boucher who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and broke his ribs has asked for the Supreme Court’s opinion after an appellate court vacated his 30-day jail sentence and suggested it was too lenient. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in September 2019 that there was “no compelling justification” for Rene Boucher’s sentence. The judges called the sentence "well-below-guidelines" and ordered a resentencing. (Austin Anthony /Daily News via AP, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Rene Boucher, center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney Matt Baker, left, at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, Ky. Boucher who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and broke his ribs has asked for the Supreme Court’s opinion after an appellate court vacated his 30-day jail sentence and suggested it was too lenient. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in September 2019 that there was “no compelling justification” for Rene Boucher’s sentence. The judges called the sentence "well-below-guidelines" and ordered a resentencing. (Austin Anthony /Daily News via AP, File)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and broke his ribs has asked for the Supreme Court’s opinion after an appellate court vacated his 30-day jail sentence and suggested it was too lenient.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in September that there was “no compelling justification” for Rene Boucher’s sentence. The judges called the sentence “well-below-guidelines” and ordered a resentencing.

The Daily News reports attorney Matt Baker filed a petition last week with the U.S. Supreme Court asking justices to consider whether a resentencing hearing violates Boucher’s constitutional rights entitling him to due process and protecting him against double jeopardy.

Boucher has already served the 30-day sentence for the 2017 attack outside the senator’s home.

A resentencing hearing has not been set.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com