Blakely v. Washington
Last week’s United States Supreme Court decision in Blakely spells the end of sentencing guidelines as we know them. The decision represents a great leap forward for sentencing reform because it stands for the proposition that no defendant will be punished for an unproven crime.
Justice Scalia and the majority got it right.
Justice O’Connor’s despair is misplaced.
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