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March 3, 2005

The state Blakely beat

Though the state Blakely story continues to be eclipsed by federal sentencing developments, there is still notable news from the states on a regular basis.  Consider the following recent articles:

  • From Alabama, this article notes that the state's Chief Justice has called for a review of state sentencing laws in the wake of Blakely.

  • From Arizona, this article discusses the impact of Blakely on the sentence in an assault case and also notes that the Arizona Supreme Court has taken up a new case with Blakely issues.

  • From Ohio, this article provides a broad overview of Blakely's possible impact in the state.

In addition, I am very pleased to see Michael Ausbrook from INCourts is finally back on the Blakely beat.  He has a post criticizing Booker here, praising the Oregon Supreme Court's Blakely decision in Dilts here, and assailing the "Booker back-pedaling" he has noted in California and Indiana here and here and here.

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