Thursday, March 16, 2006

Whew, what a Wednesday

I predicted Booker March Madness would kick in this week, and Wednesday surely lived up to this billing.  Here are the day's highlights:

Booker hearing developments:

Other notable developments:

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Taking stock of recent developments and gearing up

This coming week will be filled with lots of Booker buzz (along with, of course, bracket buzz).  I am especially looking forward to the hearing in the House Judiciary Committee and the Booker report from the Sentencing Commission (basics here).  Those gearing up for all the Booker fix fun will find a lot of links at the end of this post.  But, as detailed below, a lot more than Booker buzz has been going on since my last topical review of sentencing highlights:

SCOTUS DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

OTHER STATE BLAKELY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

DEATH PENALTY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

BOOKER FIX DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

BOOKER CASELAW DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Long weekend in review

Counting Friday afternoon as part of the long weekend, there has been a remarkable amount of sentencing activity that might (or might not) make our former Presidents proud.  Here are some topical highlights:

SCOTUS DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

BOOKER DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

DEATH PENALTY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

More holiday season highlights

After having now watched over and over some great football highlights, I am inspired to assemble here some holiday season sentencing highlights.  As detailed below, the end of 2005 did not slow down the sentencing action in many areas:

STATE BLAKELY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

BOOKER DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

DEATH PENALTY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

OTHER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

HIGHLIGHTS OF HIGHLIGHTS

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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Major sentencing developments for second half of 2005

My assembly (via posts of note) of sentencing highlights the first half of the 2005 was, not surprisingly, dominated by the Booker decision and its aftermath.  The highlights from the second half of 2005 show more variety, particularly because of the SCOTUS transitions:

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

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Major sentencing developments for first half of 2005

Last year I celebrated the close of 2004 with this narrative sentencing year in review.  Amazingly, 2005 has proven to be an even more dynamic and interesting sentencing year than 2004 (which I did not think was possible), and I am certain I cannot do it justice in a short narrative.  Instead, I will close out the year with a month-by-month post review of 2005 sentencing highlights (and lowlights).

As I started to assemble this list, I discovered that even abridged highlights from nearly two thousand posts in 2005 would run very long.  Thus, I have divided the list into two posts.  Below are highlights for the first half of the year; the second-half highlights will appear in a follow-up post:

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Holiday weekend highlights

Proving yet again that the calender does not slow down sentencing developments (or an obsessive blogger), here are some highlights from the long holiday weekend:

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Recapping a busy first half of the last month of 2005

This marks my 2500th post since I started this blog a little over 18 months ago, and if I had the time I might assemble a comprehensive greatest hits list.  (My first quaint post on BlakelyBlakely..... WOW!! — would surely make the list.)  But, this busy time of year, I barely have time to assemble just some of the highlights from the first few weeks of an exciting December in the world of sentencing:

STATE BLAKELY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

BOOKER CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

OTHER BOOKER DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

DEATH PENALTY DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

OTHER SENTENCING DEVELOPMENTS AND COMMENTARY

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