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Diversity Leadership CouncilThe newsletter of the ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Council

June 2009, vol. 3, no. 1

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Related Court Cases

Mandamus
Lee v. Godinez
Director of Department of Corrections is given statutory discretion to consider an eligible inmate's history of domestic battery convictions in determining whether to grant inmate discretionary early release. The award of supplemental sentencing credit (SSC) is, and always has been, discretionary, and thus changes to SSC statute do not violate ex post facto laws. Whether to grant work release or electronic home detention are matters of day-to-day operations within discretion for Department of Corrections. (HOLDRIDGE, concurring; McDADE, specially concurring.)

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