Saturday, July 17, 2004

News Stories and Blog Updates

I have quite a few news stories to post. I've divided them into two categories: easy to read and hard to read. The difference has nothing to do with the subject matter, or the use of the work "ukase," rather it all has to do with whether the site has a dreaded registration requirement.
Come, on. Register.

Divide and Rule by GW law professor Jeffrey Rosen, who writes: 

This conflict between pragmatists and legalists was at the center of other important battles on the Court this term.
Next month, the state of South Carolina will hear a Blakely-based appeal to the state's sentencing guidelines. The article is entitled: Sentencing guidelines decision affects several S.C. cases 

The Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee) reports: Judge tests limits of new federal sentencing

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From the New York Law Journal: 2nd Circuit Is Next Stop in Saga of Martha Stewart. Here an interesting snippet: 
And the appeal, which will be handled by a team led by Walter Dellinger III of O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., is also expected to renew the Stewart team's challenge to the sentence under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Blakely v. Washington.

Newsday: Judge cites Supreme Court ruling in releasing Stewart
The Texas Lawyer has this article from the future (07-19-2004 ): 5th Circuit Says 'Blakely' Doesn't Apply to Sentencing Guidelines
The Kentucky Post reports: Judges left confused by demise of guidelines

From the Sunshine State (not Denver, Colorado, contrary to what some may believe): Judges asked to assess ruling. A class action request of sorts? (I admit that I've never heard of this procedure, can anyone shed light on this in the comments?) Here's the article's opening line: 
A Fort Lauderdale lawyer on Friday asked all 24 federal judges in the Southern District of Florida to rule on the constitutionality of a far-reaching U.S. Supreme Court decision on sentencing guidelines.

From Slate, we have an article from the omnipresent Doug Berman: Supreme Court Cleanup in Aisle 4: Blakely is too big and messy to ignore
Blog Updates.
From Sentencing Law and Policy: California dreaming...
From the Mamas and the Papas: California Dreaming...

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