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February 20, 2007

SCOTUS takes up another criminal history enhancement case

This early report from SCOTUSblog indicates that the Supreme Court has granted cert in yet another federal case concerning predicate crimes for certain criminal-history sentencing enhancements.  Here's the specifics of Lyle Denniston's report:

The Court also agreed to hear a pauper case, Logan v. U.S. (06-6911), testing when an individual convicted of misdemeanor crimes is to be treated as a career criminal, resulting in an enhanced sentence.

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Question: any chance this is the case that finally gets rid of the "prior conviction" exception to Blakely? Court-watchers have reason to believe a majority on the court would favor getting rid of that exception; does this case have the facts that would make that possible?

Ryan
Criminal defense attorney (court-appointed and retained)

Posted by: Ryan Scott | Feb 20, 2007 10:13:03 PM

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