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May 24, 2006

Further follow-up to Ohio Blakely decision

Apparently news travels slowly to some parts of Ohio.  Roughly three months after the Ohio Supreme Court applied Blakely to Ohio's structured sentencing system in Foster (basics here, commentary here and here and here), the Mount Vernon News today runs this front-page article headlined "Ohio Supreme Court decision eliminates sentencing guidelines."  The paper today also has this companion article with reactions to the Foster decision from two state sentencing judges.

Curious timing aside, these articles provide an effective review of the impact of Foster and the aftermath in lower courts.  In addition, both articles have interesting quotes from the director of the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission. 

Some related posts on Foster:

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Consistent with initial thoughts on Foster -- yesterday the Ohio Supreme Court recognized that the additional penalty provision for the major drug offender spec can no longer be applied. (State v. Chandler, 2006-Ohio-2285, at paragraph 17)

Posted by: OhioAppealstoMe | May 25, 2006 9:06:27 AM

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