The Concurrent Sentence Doctrine Dies a Quiet Death -- Or Are the Reports Greatly Exaggerated?

Citation data:

Vol: 16, Issue: 2, Page: 269-311

Publication Year:
1988
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Repository URL:
https://ir.law.fsu.edu/lr/vol16/iss2/2
Author(s):
Emanuel, Anne S.
Tags:
Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Law
article description
The concurrent sentence doctrine is a judicially-created rule of criminal procedure. In this article, Professor Emanuel traces the history of the doctrine from its roots in eighteenth-century England to its current status in state and federal courts. Recently, the United States Supreme Court effectively forestalled the use of the doctrine in any federal felony conviction; however, Professor Emanuel argues that the doctrine remains viable in collateral actions for postconviction relief from federal convictions and in state couts.