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6 Jul 2010, 7:39 am by admin
Sentencing Law and Policy Blog’s Douglas Berman discusses a piece that describes the “affinity of the Roberts Court for summary decisions,” noting that he “might even urge the Justices to adopt a presumption of dealing with most capital appeals in summary form.” [read post]
2 Jul 2010, 7:57 am by Erin Miller
Briefly: At Sentencing Law & Policy, Douglas Berman points out a Seventh Circuit ruling that at least appears to be in tension with the Court’s recent ruling in Carr v. [read post]
30 Jun 2010, 9:01 am by Matthew Scarola
Sentencing Law and Policy’s Douglas Berman highlights an AP piece, “which reviews the state gun restrictions that might soon be subject to post-McDonald litigation” [read post]
29 Jun 2010, 7:42 pm by James Bickford
At the Sentencing Law & Policy Blog, Douglas Berman suggests that extra attention should be paid to the development of Second Amendment jurisprudence in the six states that “lack any state constitutional provisions concerning arms or gun rights: California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York.” [read post]
29 Jun 2010, 9:25 am by Erin Miller
We also started hosting a debate between outside commentators on McDonald, starting with entries by Douglas Berman, Steven Calabresi, Ilya Shapiro, Jack Rakove, Nelson Lund, and Randy Barnett.   [read post]
25 Jun 2010, 1:13 pm by admin
Sentencing Law and Policy’s Douglas Berman suggests that as a former prosecutor, Justice Alito “may be more attentive than some other Justices to the potential echoes of [District of Columbia v. [read post]
22 Jun 2010, 7:45 am by Jay Willis
Douglas Berman of the Sentencing Law Blog and Sarah Miley of Jurist note yesterday’s cert. grant in Walker v. [read post]
18 Jun 2010, 10:40 am by Matthew Scarola
Sentencing Law and Policy’s Douglas A. [read post]
18 Jun 2010, 7:21 am by Walter Olson
SentenceSpeak is hosted by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (via Douglas Berman and Scott Greenfield). [read post]
15 Jun 2010, 8:36 am by Jay Willis
At the Sentencing Law Blog, Douglas Berman and Margaret Colgate Love discuss yesterday’s decision in Carachuri-Rosendo v. [read post]
8 Jun 2010, 7:11 am by Jay Willis
At the Sentencing Law Blog, Douglas Berman discusses the “fascinating sentencing dog[] that did not end up barking” in Monday’s Barber v. [read post]
2 Jun 2010, 8:04 pm by admin
Clearly, as Professor Douglas Berman suggests on his sentencing blog,  there is a small but steady trend under President Obama’s judges and prosecutors towards lower sentences. [read post]
2 Jun 2010, 8:04 pm by admin
Clearly, as Professor Douglas Berman suggests on his sentencing blog,  there is a small but steady trend under President Obama’s judges and prosecutors towards lower sentences. [read post]
27 May 2010, 6:24 am by admin
In his blog, Sentencing Law and Policy, Professor Douglas Berman poses the following question: “Should the politics surrounding this matter serve as an aggravating or mitigating factor at sentencing? [read post]
27 May 2010, 6:24 am by admin
In his blog, Sentencing Law and Policy, Professor Douglas Berman poses the following question: “Should the politics surrounding this matter serve as an aggravating or mitigating factor at sentencing? [read post]
25 May 2010, 2:57 pm by The Injustice Must End (TIME) Committee
The court's ''ruling likely will produce challenges for lawyers and lower courts to determine just whether and when other extreme prison terms are constitutionally problematic,'' said Ohio State University law professor Douglas Berman. [read post]
24 May 2010, 7:48 pm by Erin Miller
Watson, which the Court dismissed as improvidently granted comes from Douglas Berman, again at Sentencing Law and Policy, who highlights some of the issues that the Court did not decide as a result of the DIG; Steven Schwinn at the Constitutional Law Prof Blog briefly discusses some of the complexities of the case. [read post]
20 May 2010, 8:09 am by Erin Miller
At Sentencing Law and Policy, Douglas Berman makes an originalist argument against life imprisonment without parole, contrary to the reasoning in Justice Thomas’ dissent in Graham.   [read post]
18 May 2010, 7:50 am by Jay Willis
At the Sentencing Law Blog, Douglas Berman has a lengthy series of posts on Graham.  [read post]