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February 8, 2007

California Supreme Court to start Cunningham clean-up

Thanks to Jonathan Soglin, I know that the California Supreme Court has now jumped into post-Cunningham action.  Here's the report I received from Jonathan:

Today the Supreme Court granted review in five cases presenting Cunningham issues. The precise issues to be briefed are not specified.  All five cases have the same briefing schedule: opening brief on the merits due Feb. 28 (3 weeks from today), answering brief due within 21 days of filing of the opening brief and the reply brief due within 7 days of filing of the answering brief. No date is set yet for oral argument.  The cases are:

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The Court also ordered briefing on specific Cunningham issues in People v. Towne, S125677, and the USSCt docket in People v. Black, No. 05-6793, sugests that it will soon be headed back to the California Supremes for a second look.

Posted by: | Feb 8, 2007 10:01:50 AM

My husband filed a writ of habus on the same issue of sentencing,he was sentenced to 35yrs in 89 for a robbery and he was resentced 3yrs after his conviction, and given an additional 10+ yrs. - the courts granted him review of his writ. We want to know what will be the next step?
How will all of this pan out?

Posted by: chris | Feb 15, 2007 1:06:12 PM

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