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January 21, 2005

Dynamic state Blakely development

In honor of the now on-going fantastic Columbia Law School conference on state sentencing (which is being blogged here), I will interupt all the federal Booker excitement with a number of very interesting state Blakely stories.

It is found and determined by the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas that the United States Supreme Court has held that the federal sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional; that the voluntary presumptive standards of the State of Arkansas may be challenged as unconstitutional; and that this act is immediately necessary in order to clarify that the sentencing guidelines are merely advisory.

Download arkansas_bill.pdf

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Thanks for the information.

Posted by: Jennifer | Jan 27, 2005 5:27:17 PM

Thankyou for posting all of this information. I am in Florida, while my fiance is in Arkansa currently serving a life w/o parole sentence for manufacturing meth. There were no victims in his case, no drugs ceased, and witnesses that the eveidence found was not his, and that he was not aware of them. We have been through the apeals and the habius process without success. We are now working on a clemency application. If you, or anyone that has any information that may help us, please email me. Thankyou

Posted by: Shari Hector | Apr 11, 2005 11:28:42 AM

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