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September 6, 2006

Pass out the cigars, I'm a granddaddy

Thanks to Ian Best here at 3L Epiphany, I just saw this National Law Journal article entitled "Judges Cite More Blogs in Rulings: Law student survey finds 32 Web log citations in the last two years."  The article provides details and commentary on Ian's latest accounting of cases citing blogs.  I get this nice plug in the article:

The granddaddy of all cited blogs, Ohio State law Professor Douglas Berman's "Sentencing Law and Policy," focuses almost exclusively on development of case law in the circuits since the Booker and Blakely decisions.  His blog has been cited more than any other, 24 times in 19 opinions, including Stevens' dissent in Booker, according to Best's tally.

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Congratulations. The title is richly deserved. You have opened up the eyes and doors of the legal systems by educating the public. People are more aware of the justice and injustice in our courts. Changes are made due to your blog and hopefully our legal system can return to honoring the constitutional rights of all human beings. Our courts, judges and prosecutors have become so inhumane and what was hidden behind closed door and in books have now come to light and has to be justified. The words "I'll have my day in court" now means a death sentence for so many young non-violent people ex. 55 yrs for first time offender". So many people are sitting in prison for 20+ years while violent offenders get less time and parole to return to society to commit more harm. I am just a lay person who believed as million of others that you would get a fair trial in court and be judged by the evidence and facts. In reality, it was to plead guilty, take a plea deal and dare not testify on your behalf. The shame of it all is that the scale of justice is uneven. Where is the justice for all? I have not heard of anyone who had their day in court and was found innocent. I feel the school system should give a reality crash course on how our legal system works. Not the dress up legal system per the constitution but the reality of it.

So many people appreciate what you are doing and we thank you.

Posted by: Welch | Sep 7, 2006 8:55:40 AM

Well deserved, Gramps.

Posted by: Gritsforbreakfast | Sep 7, 2006 2:35:11 PM

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