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
- Supreme Court to take up Blakely retroactivity!
- Could they, would they, should they ... declare Blakely retroactive?
- A brief account of House and Hill
- A Hill of beans
- Insights on Hill from THE expert
- Some insider perspective on House
- A cert grant as the biggest(?) SCOTUS sentencing news
- The "prior conviction" sparring, Harris and Roe v. Wade
BOOKER CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Busy Booker times in the circuits
- A Cagey view of Booker
- Strong Booker work from the Sixth Circuit
- Tracking reasonableness review outcomes
- Booker in the Circuits index
OTHER BOOKER DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Sensenbrenner Booker fix drafted
- New Booker data shows more within-guideline sentences
- More juicy data from the USSC
- Reflection on a (record?) variance
- Jamie Olis, loss calculations, and white-collar sentencing after Booker
- Encouraging a critical race examination of post-Booker developments
SENTENCING PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Former Altanta mayor sentence increased on acquitted conduct
- Major Third Circuit ruling on post-Booker burden of proof
- More on Grier and the post-Booker burden of proof
- Ninth Circuit adds nuance to post-Booker burdens of proof
DEATH PENALTY SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- ABA calls for death penalty moratorium in Alabama
- Atkins may still get the benefit of Atkins
- Scheduled Virginia execution delayed by Governor
DRUG SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Crackin' good arguments, Gromit!
- Another crackin' argument report
- Reflecting 20 years after the crack panic
- Noticing different legislative reactions to meth and crack
- Significant meth report from The Sentencing Project
SEX OFFENDER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- The latest on the death penalty for child rape
- Every step you take, every move you make...
- New litigation over sex offender restriction
OTHER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Crime rates jump according to FBI stats
- Michigan Supreme Court dodges application of Blakely
- The sorry state of California's prisons
- Major report on prison failings
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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