Thursday, October 12, 2006

Another Supreme Court Case to Watch, This One Involving Sentencing

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Cunningham v. California (No. 05-6551), a case which involves the constitutionality of California's sentencing scheme. Some commentators believe that the decision may have big implications for federal sentencing, particularly the contours of reasaonableness review.

Lyle Denniston has a recap of yesterday's argument at SCOTUSblog, and Professor Berman (who's been following the case closely) has a couple of posts about the argument here and here.

A transcript of the argument is available here.

UPDATE: Professor Berman has additional thoughts here, and invites readers to chime in with predictions on how Cunningham will ultimately turn out.


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