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April 17, 2011

On the state SCt dockets: LWOP for teens in California and guns for pot users in Oregon

I sure wish an enterprising criminal law academic and/or practitioners would follow closely via a blog or other on-line resource all the interesting and ground-breaking criminal justice issues that regularly come before state supreme courts.  There are  lots of really good blogs that cover various specific criminal justice issues and some that give special attention to important criminal law rulings coming from certain federal circuits or a particular state's courts.  But to my knowledge, nobody keeps a focused blogsphere eye on many cutting-edge criminal law issues as they come before state supreme courts generally.

This moment of longing comes to mind not only because I know I no longer am able to keep up with all significant state Blakely and death penalty developments, but also  because of two new pieces at How Appealing reporting on two notable new cases before state supreme courts in California and Oregon:

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A grandmother who lives in Rogue Valley definitely needs to pack heat.

Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Apr 17, 2011 1:53:31 PM

Prof Berman - I'm a criminal defense attorney who concentrates in the defense of military courts-martial, their appeals and post-conviction issues. Another blog to consider involving military justice issues is http://www.caaflog.com. With the exception of purely military offenses, AWOL, etc., substantive crimes pretty much track federal crimes in Title 18.

Posted by: Don Rehkopf | Apr 19, 2011 9:29:14 PM

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