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November 20, 2004

A bit of Blakely coverage

This morning we find a number of newspaper stories about Blakely developments in the states:

  • this thoughtful article from California discusses a trial court's ruling that prohibited prosecutors from trying to prove certain aggravating factors to a jury in the absence of legislative authorization of the procedure;

  • this detailed article from Arizona reviews an intermediate appellate court decision — Henderson (discussed here) — and notes issues of continuing Blakely uncertainty.

In other media news, you can listen here to last night's NPR program "On Point," which addressed a range of sentencing issues.  The Angelos case (critiqued here) as well as Blakely and drug courts were all subjects of discussion.  Most noteworthy in the program was the two callers who presented fairly extreme victim-centered and defendant-centered perspectives on long sentences.

November 20, 2004 at 07:45 AM | Permalink


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