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April 27, 2010

With more SCOTUS opinions coming this week, will April include a sentencing blockbuster?

The Supreme Court has announced that it will be handing down new opinions this morning (and tomorrow morning), which means we could be getting one or more decisions in some of the big criminal cases still pending.  Because I will be on a plane and thus off-line most of this morning, Murphy's Law suggests that the Justices will issue blockbuster sentencing opinions this morning in Graham and Sullivan, the two big juve LWOP Eighth Amendment cases from Florida.

When I get back on-line this afternoon, I will be quick to report on any notable SCOTUS action.  In the meantime, all criminal justice fans can and should head over to SCOTUSblog and How Appealing for all the Supreme Court news as it breaks.

UPDATE:  The Justices kept it "civil" with their rulings today, so it appears that last chance for an April criminal justice blockbuster is Wednesday.

April 27, 2010 at 09:14 AM | Permalink

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"Because I will be on a plane and thus off-line most of this morning, Murphy's Law suggests that the Justices will issue blockbuster sentencing opinions this morning in Graham and Sullivan, the two big juve LWOP Eighth Amendment cases from Florida."

There is joy in Mudville. Mighty Murphy has struck out. (You didn't miss anything.)

Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Apr 27, 2010 10:46:44 AM

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