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February 24, 2011

Two notable case notes in latest Harvard Law Review

The February 2011 issue of the Harvard Law Review includes brief notes on two significant federal circuit court rulings that have both gotten considerable attention on this blog:

Second Circuit Holds Within-Guidelines Child Pornography Sentence Procedurally and Substantively Unreasonable. — United States v. Dorvee, 616 F.3d 174 (2d Cir. 2010)

En Banc Seventh Circuit Holds Prohibition on Firearm Possession by Domestic Violence Misdemeanants to Be Constitutional. — United States v. Skoien, 614 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2010) (en banc)

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And here's another news flash....There's a BP oil rig that exploded in the Gulf! Oh wait...that news is about 9 months old.

Come on now...Dorvee was decided in May, amended in August. Skoien was decided in July.

My sarcasm is not meant to criticize the blog for posing articles with such outdated titles. Quite the contrary. It's meant to compliment the blog's TIMELY reporting on these issues, unlike law reviews. Certainly, law reviews have their role. Yet in today's world of instant information and timely analysis -- especially in the legal world -- these article's 7-month-old titles stand in stark contrast to the blogo-sphere's ability to communicate and encourage timely analysis of legal developments.

So thank you Doug.

Posted by: anon | Feb 24, 2011 11:19:14 AM

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