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September 26, 2005

Monday around the blogosphere

A blog round-up seems in order, especially because the CrimProf Blog has a number of sentencing-related items that should not be missed:

  • On the sex offenders front, CrimProf reports here on an interesting conference at William Mitchell College of Law examining forensic assessments of sex offenders, and the blog also provides an exclusive "op-ed" by Margy Love concerning the new national sex offender registry.

  • Also, thanks to CrimProf Blog, I saw this fascinating story about a commutation hearing that prompted Nebraska's attorney general to complain that tough-on-crime attitudes may be getting "ridiculous."

  • Over at INCourts, this thoughtful post details why it seems unlikely that the Supreme Court will want to take up the issue of whether the Apprendi-Blakely line of cases applies to consecutive sentencing.

  • Over at the ASC Blog, this post explains why incarceration not only impacts prisoners' right to vote, but also enables the "free population [to] mobilize the electoral power that the inmates are blocked from using."  Coincidentally(?), this issue is the subject of this NY Times editorial today.

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