Second Circuit Issues Notable Decisions on Wiretaps, Batson and Sentencing
The NYSACDL has published its fall issue of Atticus. Judge Bellacosa has contributed an eloquent piece in support of open-file discovery, relevant both to state and federal prosecutorial practices, highlighting the success of a project in the Brooklyn DA's office, and advocating a state-wide statutory authorization, with uniform standards of application and accountability. Mark Hosken of the WDNY Federal Defender has contributed a notable piece on the Ex Post Facto Clause in a post-Booker world, and I have contributed a piece on some recent decisions from the Second Circuit, including the Rajaratnam and Amanuel cases on wiretaps, the Martinez case on Batson, and Ortiz on sentencing.
Two notable sentencing rulings from the Eighth Circuit More proof that Gall and Kimbrough do not mean defendants always win sentencing appeals comes from two published decisions today from the Eighth Circuit. My friends cut and paste help me provide these unofficial summaries from this official circuit webpage:...