Monday, January 28, 2008
Professors Doug Berman and Mark Osler have been blogging on law profs writing amici briefs, with discussion of the pros, cons, and the experience it can offer (see here). But the Ohio State Criminal L.J. has a new fora for amici views (here), that debuts with a cast of incredible authors writing on the topic of sentencing. It states:
The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law is very pleased to introduce OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field, a first-of-its-kind, online resource for timely and critical commentaries on the cutting edge of criminal law. Our hope in creating this resource is to help bridge the divide between the academy and the practicing community by creating a venue for leading practitioners to engage with academics, students, the public, and others in the criminal law field.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent sentencing decisions in Gall v. United States and Kimbrough v. United States provide the focal point for our first four commentaries, all written by federal district court judges and published for the first time here.
Check out the Sentencing Law & Policy Blog here.