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December 14, 2004

Proof that no Blakely news is news

Tony Mauro has this Legal Times article which reinforces my claim that even the lack of a decision in Booker and Fanfan is newsworthy.  Tony suggests the failure to issue a decision by now is "a possible sign of sharp divisions among the justices," and he also draws on my post here speculating that the Chief's illness may be playing a role.   

In the article, Tony also provides an account of the Supreme Court's decision in Florida v. Nixon, the death penalty case considering the defense lawyer's effectiveness (briefly discussed here).

December 14, 2004 at 08:05 AM | Permalink

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