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June 17, 2005

Blakely news from California to close the week

I returned from another day of Carolina sun to learn there is big Blakely news brewing in another locale with lots of sun.  According to this notice, the Supreme Court of California will be releasing on Monday its decision in People v. Black, the big state Blakely case argued back in April.  Here's the description of the issues to be addressed in Black:

(1) What effect do the decisions in Blakely v. Washington (2004) __ U.S. __, 124 S.Ct. 2531 and United States v. Booker (2005) __ U.S. __, 125 S.Ct. 738 have on the validity of defendant’s upper term sentence? (2) What effect do those decisions have on the trial court’s imposition of consecutive sentences?

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