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May 15, 2005

(Belated) blogiversary

It was a year ago yesterday when my first post appeared (this post is number 1645, in case you are scoring at home).  Of course, when I got this blog up-and-running last May, I never expected the Supreme Court and other institutions would do so much to make the past year in sentencing law and policy so dynamic and interesting (although I must note, with much pride, that in this pre-Blakely post I did predict that Blakely might be a blockbuster). 

I also never expected I would make so many friends through this medium and that I would learn so much from fellow bloggers and readers about sentencing (and other matters).  I am profoundly grateful for all the help, encouragement and thanks that I have received from so many, and I feel quite lucky to have been in the right (cyber)place at the right time.

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DEAR PROF.BERMAN,ICAN'T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL THE INFO.YOU PROVIDE ON THIS BLOG.I AM THE FATHER OF AN INMATE CURRENTLY ON DIRECT APPEAL AND HOPING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BLAKELY/BOOKER. OVER THE PAST YEAR YOU AND YOUR RESOURCES HAS CERTAINLY GIVEN ME A CRASH COURSE OF THIS


PARTICULAR LAW. TO SAY THE LEAST I AM CONSTANTLY SENDING ALL PERTAINANT INFO TO OUR DEFENSE TEAM.I AM A RETIRED SALESMAN IN THE ELECTRICAL FIELD AND CERTAINLY HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW ESPECIALLY BLAKELY. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BITHBLOG DAY AND THE OBVIOUS SUCCESS OF THIS WEB SITE. THANK YOU AGAIN,KEEP THE INFO COMING

Posted by: JOE Q | May 15, 2005 8:40:59 PM

Happy Blogiversary Professor.

From an anonymous voice out of the internet, Thank You. Your tireless and candid work, and the information bank you have created has eased many sleepless nights for those whoh love an inmate. You have affected thousands and thousands of lives for the better. You have provided a forum for those who have been wronged by Justice Department and the cogs therein. You let us know that we are not alone and that there is hope for change.

Posted by: anonymous | May 15, 2005 9:18:25 PM

Hey, Doug-- Congratulations. You have shown some real stick-to-itiveness, and provided a great service to many of us.

Posted by: Osler | May 16, 2005 9:55:38 AM

Congratulations on building a very timely and useful resource. I hope it continues!

Posted by: TomFreeland | May 16, 2005 11:33:31 AM

Congratulations on a year of fantastic work.
It's a great resource and a great read.
Hope to run into you at one of these conferences one of these days.

All the best,

David.

Posted by: David Feige | May 18, 2005 12:33:55 AM

Congratulations on a year of fantastic work.
It's a great resource and a great read.
Hope to run into you at one of these conferences one of these days.

All the best,

David.

Posted by: David Feige | May 18, 2005 12:34:23 AM

You are the man!

Posted by: Joe Hodnicki | May 18, 2005 10:07:26 PM

I have been a faithful reader for selfish reasons--my own fate. I am about the be a POW in the war on drugs, and any information I gather from your blog gets routed to my attorney. Thanks for all the time and energy you graciously give to an area of law I wish I knew nothing about...

Posted by: Trixie | May 21, 2005 5:11:12 PM

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