Cunningham v. California: The U.S. Supreme Court Painted Into a Corner

Strain, Jacob
June 2008
BYU Journal of Public Law;2008, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p519
Academic Journal
The article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Cunningham v. California case. The Cunningham Court held that the Determinate Sentencing Law (DSL) of California violated the Fourteenth Amendment due process rights of the defendants. It states that the invalidation of California's DSL by the Court was correct because each defendant's sentence should fall within the appropriate range defined by the legislature.


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