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July 4, 2004

More state wisdom

As stressed before, federal actors and institutions would do well to listen and learn from the states as they contemplate the post-Blakely world. This article from Arizona provides another example of state wisdom when it reports:

Prosecutors won't ask the Legislature to quickly meet in special session to change the state's criminal sentencing laws in reaction to a U.S. Supreme Court decision, officials said Friday. The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council, a group of state, county and city prosecutors, has agreed that while legislative action will be needed, a go-slow approach is prudent, officials said. "We basically want to assure that a legislative fix arises from a thoughtful discussion and a reasoned discussion," said Ed Cook, the council's executive director.

Congress, DOJ, are you listening?

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Supreme Court decision, officials said Friday. The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council, a group of state, county and city prosecutors, has agreed that while legislative action will be needed, a go-slow approach is prudent, officials said.

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