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November 21, 2004

In the morning papers

With lots of thanks to Howard Bashman at How Appealing for most of the links, I can note some interesting newspaper readings about both non-capital and capital sentencing developments:

In the arena of non-capital sentencing, this editorial from the Portland Press Herald draws on Blakely developments and the Angelos case to call for broad federal sentencing reform.  And articles from Ohio papers here and here discuss the re-sentencing of a deadbeat dad who had previously been subject to an "antiprocreation order."  In September, the Ohio Supreme Court, as detailed in this prior post, overturned the order that defendant make "all reasonable efforts to avoid conceiving another child" during his five-year probationary period.

In the arena of capital sentencing, the Texas papers have sharp pieces here and here about how the state is (mis)hadling death penalty cases.  And the NY Times has this fascinating article about an execution scheduled for January in Connecticut which would be "first time in more than 40 years that an inmate has been put to death north or east of Pennsylvania."

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