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October 25, 2004

The seamless web of Blakely

Law students both past and present recall the old aphorism "law is a seamless web" (a phrase we can apparently pin on Frederic William Maitland as explained here). In the context of sentencing reform and the Blakely upheaval, it is quite appropriate to follow the web back to the how we define the scope and reach of the criminal law.

Consequently, though not technically a sentencing event, a symposium organized by American University's Law Review, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Heritage Foundation entitled "Overcriminalization: The Politics of Crime" merits mention. As detailed in the symposium brochure available below, a impressive array of speakers will be covering a range of interesting criminalization topics this coming Friday at AU's Washington College of Law.
Download overcriminalization_symposiumbrochure.pdf

October 25, 2004 at 01:23 PM | Permalink

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