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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ind. Decisions - More on yesterday's 7th Circuit 2-1 opinion on Indiana sentencing appeal

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, Sentencing Law & Policy Blog has this new post headed "Intriguing intricate split Seventh Circuit panel discussing Indiana sentencing appeals and ineffective assistance of appellate counsel." Here is how it begins (ending with a teaser):

A split Seventh Circuit panel handed down an interesting habeas opinion yesterday in Miller v. Zatecky, No. 15-1869 (7th Cir. April 26, 2016) (available here). One needs to be a hard-core habeas AND state sentencing fan to be fully engrossed by all the substantive issues covered in the majority panel opinion or the dissent. Still, there is some interesting extra (law-nerd?) spice in both opinions thanks to good work by their authors --- Circuit Judge Easterbook and District Judge Lynn Adelman (sitting by designation), respectively.

What struck me as blog-worthy from Miller, especially because I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make appellate review of federal sentences efficient and effective in a post-Booker world, was this passage and footnote from the dissent about Indiana state sentencing appeals: ...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 27, 2016 05:02 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions