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May 26, 2005

Updates, updates and the need for Booker issue memos

I have heard from two sources that we are to be getting updated post-Booker numbers from the US Sentencing Commission by the end of the day today (at this page, I presume). 

In the meantime, I am pleased to see that the USSC has recently updated, through May 13, this circuit-by-circuit review of "Selected Post-Booker Decisions (May 2005)." According to the USSC's description, this document "explores substantive post-Booker circuit court opinions and highlights representative opinions from some district courts," though it "is not meant to be exhaustive of all decisions discussing the varied issues raised by the Booker opinion."  Relatedly, I see that Fran Pratt's latest update of her terrific (and now massive) outline of post-Booker decisions, accessible at this link, is now current through decisions of May 18.

Though both these resources are great, I am coming to think it would be especially valuable to have issue-specific post-Booker memos, i.e., individual documents devoted to particular topics such as burden of proof, crack sentencing, fast track, etc.  If anyone knows of such memos (or starts working on them), I would be grateful to hear about the efforts.

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