State v. Martinez: The Boundaries of Judicial Discretion and the Sixth Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in Arizona


Is a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a trial by jury violated when a sentencing judge considers factors beyond those found by a jury and then imposes a super-aggravated sentence? The Arizona Supreme Court says it is not violated so long as the fact-finding satisfies the Apprendi/Blakely progeny.


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Date of this Version

April 2006