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August 1, 2005

Big Blakely day for New Jersey tomorrow

As detailed in this official notice, the Supreme Court of New Jersey at 10:00 am tomorrow will issue decisions in its three big Blakely cases, State v. Natale, State v. Abdullah, and State v. Franklin.  The decisions being reviewed are described briefly and linked here, and additional background on Blakely in New Jersey can be found in prior posts here and here and here.

I have assembled in this prior post the major state Blakely rulings from other state supreme courts to date.  I expect the rulings from New Jersey to be thoughtful and to reinforce my view that the dynamic realities of Blakely in the states is actually a more interesting sentencing story than what is going on with Booker in the federal system.

August 1, 2005 at 03:45 PM | Permalink

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