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June 14, 2006

On the road again...

Proving yet again that I have my priorities straight, I am soon hitting on the road to visit my dad (and have quality time on a golf course).  Blogging may be light through Father's Day, though my inner law geek will probably force me on-line if we get another big SCOTUS day on Thursday.  For fellow law geeks, here is a review of some highlights from what has already been a hot sentencing month:

SUPREME COURT DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

BOOKER CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

OTHER BOOKER DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

SENTENCING PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

DEATH PENALTY SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

DRUG SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

SEX OFFENDER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

OTHER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

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Priorities straight?
How about grading exams that were taken over 5 weeks ago before taking off on a roadtrip?
It's not like it is the last grade any "graduated" 3L is waiting on or anything...

Posted by: anonymous | Jun 14, 2006 10:00:28 PM

You are, of course, right about my bad grading priorities. I'm just stuck trying to figure out whether the OSU grading curve is mandatory, presumptive or just advisory.

Posted by: Doug B. | Jun 15, 2006 12:24:12 AM

I'd go with presumptive in the wake of the Moritz grading scandal of '04. But from what I have unfortunately heard, unlike with current sentencing trends, upward curve variances survive reasonableness review to a much lesser extent than downward variances. Of course, there is something to be said for bucking a trend. Just make sure there is no "disproportionate" grading and that any student grade disparity is "warranted" (i.e., the worst golfers get the best grades...clearly I am advocating for myself in this matter).

Posted by: Shawn Davisson | Jun 15, 2006 3:13:44 AM

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