11th Cir. Notes Split Re Whether Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 32(i)(1)(A) Requires the District Court to Personally Ask Defendant about PSI
Per U.S. v. Martinez, Slip Copy, 2009 WL 839093 (11th Cir. Apr. 1, 2009):
Martinez contends that the district court plainly erred, under Fed.R.Crim.P. 32(i)(1)(A), in failing to personally ask him whether he had read the PSI [presentence investigation report]prior to sentencing. . . . [T]he parties have not cited, and research does not reveal, any binding case law requiring a district court to personally address the defendant to determine whether he read and discussed the PSI with counsel, and other circuits are split on the issue. See United States v. Romero, 491 F.3d 1173, 1179-80 & n. 3 (10th Cir.2007) (noting a circuit split on the issue).