Thursday, June 24, 2004

Supreme Court cases

I tried to post via email earlier but it didn't work. Damnit.

Beard v. Banks - death penalty and habeas


Blakely v. Washington [I saw this one argued - upward departure in
sentencing, sentencing guidelines, and right to jury trial - check out the
justice split in this one]


Cheney gets to keep his papers private, for now

Schiro v. Summerlin - Is Ring/Apprendi retroactive for death penalty
sentencing? NO.


Tennard v. Dretke - more death penalty sentencing, mental retardation

1 comment:

C Dog said...

Mass District Court Chief Judge Young issued this 177 page opinion invalidating the federal sentencing guidelines: http://pacer.mad.uscourts.gov/dc/cgi-bin/recentops.pl?filename=young/pdf/supersentencing%20memo.pdf