October 15, 2006
A mid-month review in quite a month
October is probably my favorite month of the year, with lots of great sports, the days still warm and long enough for golf, and the beauty of the change of seasons. Also, for law geeks, we get the start of a new SCOTUS term and the run-up to an election. This October has not disappointed so far, and below are just some of the highlights of all the sentencing action:
SUPREME COURT CUNNINGHAM DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Cunningham looks to be another state case about federal sentencing
- Reflections on the Cunningham oral argument
- Cunningham predictions, anyone?
- What will Alito and Roberts do in Cunningham?
- OSJCL symposium on state sentencing after Blakely
- Proofs of Making Sentencing Sensible
OTHER SUPREME COURT DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Is a Booker reasonableness cert grant on the horizon?
- Victims' rights and Wednesday's other SCOTUS case
- SCOTUS grants cert to supervise Texas capital work
- Still more Texas capital clean-up for SCOTUS
- Read all the Blakely retroactivity SCOTUS arguments
- SCOTUS opening day fever ... read it!
BOOKER CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Is the Sixth Circuit's Vonner a goner?
- Oral argument in Ninth Circuit en banc reasonableness cases
- Second Circuit finds above-guideline sentence reasonable
- Tracking reasonableness review outcomes ... final update?
- Are more than 99.9% of guideline sentences reasonable?
OTHER FEDERAL SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- A terrific district court opinion on acquitted conduct
- Representative Ney cuts a deal for 27 months imprisonment
- Another Enron cooperator gets shortened sentence
- Early reactions to topless guidelines bill
DEATH PENALTY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- Eleventh Circuit shuts down another lethal injection litigant
- Regulating executions in California
- Uncovering lethal injection realities
OTHER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY
- What punishments really undermine human dignity?
- Shaming punishments and communitarianism
- Ninth Circuit upholds 159-year mandatory term of imprisonment
- California's state of (prison) emergency
- Important new report on felony disenfranchisement
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