Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Morning News Stories

The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed that the Senate Judiciary Committee will meet on July 13th to discuss Blakely's impact on the SG. Apparently Senators Hatch and Leahy will talk about ways to preserve the guidelines, here's a relevant passage from the article:

The senators agreed and said the Senate should take the lead in making any necessary changes to retain the guidelines, which are used to calculate sentences based on various factors such as criminal history and the severity of a crime.


Bloomberg News has a story on the DOJ memo concerning Blakely.

In a related story from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the paper discussed how prosecutors are being urged to list enhancements in indictments.

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