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October 4, 2020

Rounding up a few recent headlines and commentary of note for Sunday reads

Busy days on various fronts (and expected distractions by other matters in the coming week) has me concerned I will not find time blog at length about a number of recent news pieces and commentaries that seemed noteworthy.  So I will make up for limited time with a weekend round-up, which will link to the pieces and add a quick hit of comment/link/snark:

October 4, 2020 at 02:17 PM | Permalink


With respect to the final item and Scheidegger's claims of data cherry picking and geographic differences, there has long been substantial published rebuttal. See, e.g., Prof. John Donohue's 2014 article in 11 J. of Empirical Legal Studies 637, and the concurring opinion of Justices Norcott & McDonald in State v. Santiago (2015) 318 Conn. 1.
-Prof. Eric M. Freedman
Hofstra Law School

Posted by: Eric M. Freedman | Oct 4, 2020 3:32:18 PM

Date: 10/3/2020 10:18:15 PM
To: phyllis powell

My name is Steven Powell doc# 619963 I am currently serving 20yrs for fleeing and eluding with wanton disregard to public safety and driving while license suspended (third offense) 15yrs for the fleeing and 5yrs for the driving running consecutive. The main thing I need help on is the driving on a suspended license. The law was changed, for cases like mine, in 2019 from a 3rd degree felony to a 1st degree misdemeanor, but it was not made retroactive. My argument is it should apply to me because my sentence of 5yrs does not begin till October 2022 that is when the 15yrs for the fleeing ends.
Basically, my 5yr sentence does not begin for three years after the law changed. For three years the maximum penalty will be 1yr before I will even start on the 5yrs. A law change that is not retroactive applies to defendants who have not been sentenced yet implying the sentence has not started.Please contact my mom if there is anything you would be willing to do. Thank you for time.

Posted by: steven powell | Oct 8, 2020 2:55:40 PM

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