October 2, 2005
Some September sentencing highlights
With the start of classes and a lot of other stuff going on, I have not been able to do the weekly reviews that were common over the summer (recent examples here and here and here). But I was able to find a bit of time this afternoon to review some September sentencing highlights.
SCOTUS DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- The current SCOTUS sentencing head-count
- Assailing the lack of criminal justice questions at the Roberts hearing
- Can Roberts bring consensus to SCOTUS sentencing jurisprudence?
- Criminal justice in Roberts' written testimony
- Will the next SCOTUS nominee have any criminal law background?
- How would a Justice Gonzales or a Justice Thompson handle sentencing issues?
- A criminal law perspective on Janice Rogers Brown
BOOKER/BLAKELY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Have Blakely and Booker depressed federal prosecutions?
- More strong work on the crack disparity issue
- More on consideration of state-federal disparity after Booker
- A judicious retort to AG Gonzales' proposed Booker fix
- Is the Booker remedy here to stay?
- Invigorating the sentencing process after Booker
- Will stare decisis save the A-T prior conviction exception?
- FSR Issue asks: Is a Booker Fix Needed?
- Other Booker in the Circuits posts
OTHER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Growing opposition to bill seeking further habeas restrictions
- Pondering white-collar sentencing
- More pardons from President Bush
- Creative (and effective?) shaming
- Notable Indiana ruling on implementing Atkins
- Fine commentary on SCOTUS and the death penalty
- More academic thoughts on the offense/offender distinction
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