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May 8, 2005

Sunday sentencing stroll around the web

Over at SCOTUSblog in this post, Tom Goldstein — a deserved member of the National Law Journal's "40 under 40", who is profiled here — paid this blog a very nice complement when noting this recent post taking a sentencing tour around the blogsphere.  So, hoping to keep up the good work, here's web stroll around sentencing items catching my eye:

  • As detailed here, FAMM is sounding the alarm about the prospect of bad sentencing legislation moving forward in the U.S. House: "Sometime during the week of May 9th, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on H.R. 1279, an extremely harsh and unnecessary gang bill that includes many new and increased federal mandatory minimum sentences."

  • At law.com, I see this article discussing Irons v. Carey, the habeas case in the Ninth Circuit in which the panel is questioning AEDPA's constitutionality (How Appealing first flagged the case here and I discussed it here).

  • And, returning to the National Law Journal's "40 under 40" list, I also see interesting profiles of Blakely victor Jeff Fisher and the new head of DOJ's Criminal Division Alice Fisher. (I do not think they are related.)

I am still holding out hope that I may someday be named to some magazine's list of 57 under 5'7" (although I am not expecting Randy Newman to nominate me for the award).

UPDATE:  TalkLeft in this post and the PRACDL Blog in this post provide a lot of additional information and criticisms of H.R. 1279.

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