Supreme Court Review-Preview-Overview

An up-to-date outline of Supreme Court criminal cases
is available here. It covers pending cert grants and decisions from the past and current Terms. Other "cites" of interest are available here.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Topside Rita and Claiborne Briefs Filed

The briefing has begun in Rita v. U.S. and Claiborne v. U.S., two pending cases in which the Court will decide if guidelines sentences are presumptively correct and if sentences below the guidelines require extraordinary circumstances. I've collected and stored the topside briefs online -- they are terrific resources for ongoing sentencing litigation as we await argument and decision later this Term. Petitioners' merits briefs are just a click away for both Rita and Claiborne. Many amicus briefs supporting the petitioners are also available for your reading enjoyment and case prep:

Oral argument will occur on February 20, 2007.