Friday, December 12, 2008

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

Pamela A. MacLean, NLJ, In upholding Impath exec's sentence, court bolsters discretion of trial judges (discussing the Second Circuit affirming the Adelson case) The decision - the court stated "[b]ut the record demonstrates that the District Court’s decision to impose a below Guidelines sentence was not a failure or refusal to recognize the Guidelines, but rather a carefully considered reliance on the Section 3553(a) factors." - for background see here and here).

Adam Nossiter, NYTimes, Appeal Hearing in Ex-Governor’s Conviction; Bob Johnson, Nation AP, Attorneys: Reverse Siegelman, Scrushy verdicts

Kayce T. Ataiyero, Chicago Tribune, 'The Sopranos,' and other shows Gov. Rod Blagojevich apparently learned nothing from

Karen Sloan, National L J., In Dreier fallout, some of firm's attorneys make a public disavowal ; Amanda Bronstad; Shockwaves from Dreier hit the west coast; William K. Rashbaum & Alison Leigh Cowan, NYTimes, Lawyer Is Accused in Massive Hedge Fund Fraud

Vesna Jaksic, National L J., Piece of Puerto Rico governor's criminal case — involving an attorney — moved to Philadelphia

(esp) (w/ a hat tip to John Wesley Hall)

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