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August 25, 2004

Reports from today's USSC Meeting

I have heard that the US Sentencing Commission meeting that took place this morning (background here) was something of a non-event, lasting less than an hour and making scarce mention of Blakely. Apparently the USSC did indicate that it will be filing a brief with the Supreme Court next week arguing that Blakely is inapplicable to the federal guidelines.

I would like to hear (ideally in the comments) from anyone who was in attendance at the USSC meeting this morning. As long-time readers of this blog know, so far I have been disappointed with the work of the USSC post-Blakely (details here), and perhaps a positive report from this meeting will help me be more optimistic about this critical institution's ability to take a leadership role at this critical time in the history of federal sentencing reform.

August 25, 2004 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

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I wasn't there, but here's Tony Mauro's report:

http://www.law.com/jsp/dc/PubArticleFriendlyDC.jsp?id=1090180420503

Posted by: Scott | Aug 25, 2004 3:46:55 PM

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