District Court Must Explain Why Sentence Is Appropriate

The court must impose sentence without unnecessary delay. rule 32(a)(2) to say that the court has no duty to advise defendant of his right to appeal ... Rule 35(c) and §2255 should thus provide sufficient authority for a district court to correct obvious sentencing errors. The Committee considered, but rejected, ...

A judge should neither lend the prestige of the judicial office to advance the attention of the relevant chief district judge or chief circuit judge any .... The circuit court shall sentence all defendants bound over to circuit court on a felony that either plead guilty to, or are found guilty of, a misdemeanor.