March 27, 2005
A quick sentencing tour around the blogsphere
An old AOL account and a calm morning provides me with a chance to spotlight a few notable sentencing items around the blogsphere:
- SCOTUSblog here has the details on tomorrow's Supreme Court argument in Medellin v. Dretke, which "involves a little bit of everything –- capital habeas proceedings, the International Court of Justice, treaty enforceability, executive authority, and even an overtone of federalism."
- White Collar Crime Prof Blog reports here on a 30-year sentence in a federal fraud case, which is another post-Booker above-range sentence and could well be "the longest prison term for a non-recidivist fraud conviction."
- Crim Prof Blog here links to this fascinating article about death penalty developments in China, where there are still an estimated 10,000 executions per year.