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August 21, 2007

More capital obsession in fast-track complaints

ODPI and StandDown Texas Project have assembled some of the extensive criticism of the new proposed rules that would enable the US Attorney General to sign off on 'fast tracking' federal capital habeas appeals under AEDPA.   Here are links to many of their posts providing links to all the sturm und drang over the new proposed rules:

As I have said before, though I laud thoughtful consideration of any sentencing issues, I would prefer greatly this much time and attention being paid to other far more troubling and consequential aspects of federal sentencing law and policy (such as the continued reliance on acquitted conduct at non-capital sentencing).

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Since everyone who is anyone reads your blog, perhaps if you didn't mention these things at all, nobody would care.

Actually, I DO care about this, not from a sentencing perspective, but from a more fundamental administrative law perspective.

Posted by: S.cotus | Aug 21, 2007 8:47:41 AM

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