Wednesday, June 30, 2004
First Federal District Court To Apply Blakely Invalidates Portions of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Judge Cassell, an otherwise ardent defender of the Sentencing Guidelines (See Paul G. Cassell,Too Severe?: A Defense of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (and a Critique of Federal Mandatory Minimums), 56 Stan. L. Rev. 1017 (2004)), has ruled that the Sentencing Guidelines are unconstitutional under Blakely v. Washington. The opinion can be read here.