April 4, 2007
A brewing battle over California's Cunningham fix
This item from Jeff Adachi, the Public Defender of San Francisco, spotlights that at least some defense attorneys plan to challenge vigorously the application of SB 40, California's new sentencing provisions that became law last week (and sunset at the end of 2008). As explained in this post, I am worried that SB 40 could create more problems than it solves, but perhaps this Cunningham fix will prove effective despite some defense complaints.
I would be grateful if folks working in California will report in the comments (or send me by e-mail) news of any major developments in the implementation or application of SB 40.
Some recent related posts:
- California Cunningham fix is now law
- Cunningham fix litigation and other California problems
- Wondering about criminal legislation that sunsets
April 4, 2007 at 10:11 AM | Permalink
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