Michigan Sentencing Guidelines struck down in part as unconstitutional

July 30, 2015

The Michigan Supreme Court struck down the state’s sentencing guidelines in a recent decision (People v. Lockridge), stating in part:

“We conclude that the rule from Apprendi v New Jersey, 530 US 466; 120 S Ct 2348; 147 L Ed 2d 435 (2000), as extended by Alleyne v United States, 570 US ___; 133 S Ct 2151; 186 L Ed 2d 314 (2013), applies to Michigan’s sentencing guidelines and renders them constitutionally deficient.”

Please see the Supreme Court’s decision in People v. Lockridge, 06-89420.