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March 1, 2010

Lots of (mostly minor) criminal justice action at SCOTUS

Thanks to a series of posts and links at SCOTUSblog and How Appealing, one can quickly catch up with the array of (mostly minor) criminal justice action that took place today at the Supreme Court.  These two SCOTUSblog post in particular are especially worth a full read for serious SCOTUS-watchers:

Because travel and other work commitments have made it hard for me to keep up with all of the recent SCOTUS action, I would be grateful to any reader who sees any big sentencing stories amidst all these seemingly little developments (or in today's oral argument transcripts).

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I don't see Kiyemba as such a minor thing. By returning the case to the circuit court the SCOTUS has effectively punted for another 12 to 18 months on whether the district courts have the power to order release. I don't see the DC circuit coming to any different answer no matter how many times SCOTUS were to tell them try again. And in this case they aren't even being told that.

Posted by: Soronel Haetir | Mar 1, 2010 10:17:34 PM

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