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Folos: Violent Felons and WhoCanISue

The news today brings follow-ups to two stories we previously wrote about here.

The Supreme Court yesterday decided Chambers v. U.S., a sentencing opinion holding that the failure to report to prison is not the same as a prison escape and is not a "violent felony." We wrote about the issue here in November, just after the court heard oral arguments in Chambers and on the heels of a U.S. Sentencing Commission report that looked at failure-to-report cases and found that none involved the use or threat of force. At SCOTUSblog, Lyle Denniston has a recap of yesterday's opinion.

The provocatively named Web site WhoCanISue.com had its formal launch yesterday, according to the blog technola. I cannot find the blog's source for this or any such announcement from WhoCanISue of a formal launch, so I cannot vouch for it. Carolyn Elefant, my colleague here at Legal Blog Watch, was not impressed with WhoCanISue when it first launched in August or later that month when it exhibited at the American Bar Association annual meeting with three models in skin-tight nurse outfits and red high-heels.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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