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July 9, 2004

A great idea from the NACDL

As detailed in this letter and this press release, the NACDL is calling for the creation of an ad hoc study committee to handle the federal sentencing mess in the wake of Blakely:

E.E. (Bo) Edwards and Barry C. Scheck, President and President-Elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers today invited the Justice Department and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (A.O.) to join together with the defense bar to create an ad hoc study committee of judges, academics, prosecutors and defense lawyers to reconcile the federal sentencing system with Blakely.

This is a great idea, although I am inclined to note that a "study committee" already exists in the form of the US Sentencing Commission. But, since we've still not heard an official peep from the USSC as the guidelines burn, it make a lot of sense to create the committee that the NACDL recommends.

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I have a stepson whom is incarsirated and I'm asking for address to contact for his defense. Thanks; Ron Griffing

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Posted by: John | Nov 24, 2005 5:38:04 AM

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