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December 13, 2004

The wait continues: no Booker and Fanfan!

Despite the widely shared belief when cert. was granted in August that the Supreme Court would resolve the post-Blakely fate of the federal sentencing guidelines this year, it now appears that we will have to wait until at least January for a decision in Booker and Fanfan.  The Court was busy today, issuing a number of opinions as detailed by SCOTUSblog here, but no Booker and Fanfan

I will have a good deal of commentary about the lack of a decision later today, and in the meantime, let the punditry, the speculating and the prognosticating continue.

December 13, 2004 at 10:26 AM | Permalink


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One advantage of living in California is the time zone. I slept well last night thinking that when I awoke at 7 a.m., Booker/Fanfan would be waiting for me. Argh!

Posted by: Mike | Dec 13, 2004 1:33:19 PM

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