Dispatch from Atlanta, Georgia


My apologies for the infrequent blog posts of late.  There has been little development on the Padilla retroactivity front.  Which is not to say that there are no Padilla-style motions gestating in the courts, and it is only a matter of time until the courts begin opining upon the reach of Padilla.  I did come across a “Padilla Resource Page” created by the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section and which may be accessed here.

In other news, Spring Training is in full swing and Duke Snider  died at the age of 84.  The Times carried an article after Snider’s passing entitled “Remembering When Players Also Were Neighbors.”  It’s worth a read and dovetails with what I had written about in my prior book review post on Roger Khan’s “The Boys of Summer.”

In world affairs, the tumult in North Africa/Middle East continues.  News on this is, of course, plentiful, if not humdrum.  For a more insightful perspective, I would suggest listening to a recent interview of Prof. Horace Campbell on Democracy Now, which can be accessed here.

 

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