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December 16, 2004

Another notable Blakely case in Colorado

I am just back from talking about Blakely in Dayton, and later tonight I hope to share a number of the interesting points raised by the federal criminal justice practitioners at this event.  But in the meantime, thanks to Howard Bashman at How Appealing, I see there is another notable state Blakely ruling from Colorado. 

Today, in Colorado v. Barton, 03CA0793 (Colo. App. Ct. Dec. 16, 2004), the Colorado Court of Appeals on Blakely grounds reversed the twelve-year state prison sentence handed down to Terry Lynn Barton, who pled guilty to starting what is reported to be "the largest wildfire in Colorado history."  This Denver Post article provides some of the details and the notable context.

For prior Colorado Blakely developments, see:

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