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December 20, 2004

Blakely's lawyer gets more props

I joked here this weekend that Blakely might be called the Rodney Dangerfield of Supreme Court decisions because it may not always gets the respect I think it deserves.  But, thankfully, at least Blakely's Supreme Court lawyer is getting the respect he is due.

As discussed here, earlier this month the Los Angeles Times did this lovely profile of Jeff Fisher, the (young) Seattle lawyer who argued and won both Blakely and Crawford v. Washington last term before the Supreme Court.  And now, based on this amazing High Court track record, The National Law Journal in this article has named Jeff runner-up as "Lawyer of the Year."  (To find out who beat out Jeff, read here; bonus points to any reader who can name the substantial link the winner has to sentencing reform.)

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Kenneth Feinberg was Special Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time that the Sentencing Reform Act was passed. He subsequently has written several articles on the Sentencing Guidelines, one of which was co-authored by Justice Breyer.

Posted by: Betty | Dec 21, 2004 8:45:07 AM

Very good, Betty!

Posted by: Doug B. | Dec 21, 2004 8:54:10 AM

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