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March 27, 2005

A quick sentencing tour around the blogsphere

An old AOL account and a calm morning provides me with a chance to spotlight a few notable sentencing items around the blogsphere:

  • SCOTUSblog here has the details on tomorrow's Supreme Court argument in Medellin v. Dretke, which "involves a little bit of everything –- capital habeas proceedings, the International Court of Justice, treaty enforceability, executive authority, and even an overtone of federalism."

  • White Collar Crime Prof Blog reports here on a 30-year sentence in a federal fraud case, which is another post-Booker above-range sentence and could well be "the longest prison term for a non-recidivist fraud conviction."

  • Crim Prof Blog here links to this fascinating article about death penalty developments in China, where there are still an estimated 10,000 executions per year.

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Hey, Doc, In Texas they're about to start passing new penalty increases that'll undo all the recent, much-publicized good work on probation, see my write up here:

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2005/03/memo-to-state-budget-writers-pencil-in.html

Best,

Posted by: Scott | Mar 27, 2005 3:26:58 PM

The reference to the 30-year sentence is
incorrect. In fact, the defendant is a
recidivist.

Posted by: A visitor | Mar 30, 2005 4:42:20 PM

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